Certificate of Origin – Frequently Asked Questions

1.What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin (often abbreviated to COO) is a document used in international trade. It certifies the place of growth, production or manufacture of goods exported from New Zealand.

2.What types of Certificate of Origin are there?

At IVS we supply Certificates of Origin under Free Trade Agreements to facilitate the trade in goods, services and investment between New Zealand and other countries.

  • CFTA refers to the Chinese Free Trade Agreement - where goods can be exported to China
  • AANZFTA refers to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement - where goods can be exported to Brunei Darrussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Phillippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Non FTA refers to export to countries outside of China and those not part of ASEAN require a Non FTA Certificate of Origin.

3. What are the benefits of a Certificate of Origin?

Obtain preferential rates of duty, as well as quicker processing times to clear your goods at the border.

4. What’s the turnaround time for approval?

Less than half an hour (if it is a pre-approved good).

5. What happens next?

Once you have raised a certificate in the system, our specialised COO team, will verify it,when approved the customer will receive an e-mail in a PDF format with the certificate attached. The whole certificate of origin process is done electronically, but you can print a hard copy of your certificate from the system if needed.

6. Can I show my new clients a sample of the certificate?

We are happy to help you draft a certificate of Origin within the system which won’t be approved, but you will be able to send a copy of the draft to your clients.

Get in touch

To discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact our Certificate of Origin team on 07 903 5169 or 0800 021 169.

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