Field Explanation

Information Required for Each Application

If supporting information is supplied, check that relevant information on the certificate matches:

Field Criteria
Exporters name, address, country Full legal name, and address, including “New Zealand” of the exporter.
Producers name address and country State the full legal name, address including “New Zealand” of who produced the good(s).

If the producer and the exporter are the same, state: “SAME”.

If the producer is unknown state: "UNKNOWN".

If the exporter or the producer wishes the information to be confidential or there are multiple producers state: “Available to the authorised body upon request”.

Consignees name, address, country State the full legal name, address (including country) of the consignee. The consignee is the recipient of the goods.
Means of Transport and Route As far as known, must detail the departure date, transport vehicle No., port of loading and port of discharge
Remarks Any additional information such as Customer’s Order Number, Letter of Credit Number, etc. may be included.
Item number Each certificate can have up to 20 items / goods.
Marks and Numbers on Packages State the shipping marks and numbers on the packages.
Number and Kind of Packages and Description of Goods Number and kind of package shall be specified. Provide a full description of each good (i.e. 20 Pallets of Kiwifruit)

The description should be sufficiently detailed to enable the products to be identified by the Customs Officers examining them and relate it to the invoice description and to the description of the good. The descriptions can be checked at

If goods are not packed, state “in bulk”.

HS Code Must be the first 6 digits of the relevant HS tariff classification for the good. A useful resource for this is the Customs Working Tariff Document for New Zealand.

Although this is for Imports, the first 6 digits in all tariff codes are universal. The document has detailed information about the classification of individual goods.

Origin Criteria The criteria in which the good qualifies as originating from New Zealand. Either:
  • WO (Wholly Obtained)
  • WP (Wholly Produced)
  • PSR* (Qualifies by meeting Product Specific Rule)

* Regional Value Content % to be included if applicable

Unit Measure Gross weight in kilograms should be shown here. Other units of measurement e.g. volume or number of items which would indicate exact quantities may be used when appropriate.
Invoice Details Invoice number, date of invoices and invoiced value of the good should be shown here.

Information Required for Materials which make up each Good.

Field Criteria
Material All materials listed in the good should be listed, ideally in order of production.

Some of the materials may be components, for example an engine added to a forklift. To qualify under WO the materials must be broken down to the level of raw materials, i.e. iron, copper, rubber etc. If this is not practical look to test the good under WP or PSR.

Producer Details The details of the producer for each material are to be included if different to the exporter.

If the producer of a material is unknown state “unknown”. In this case the good can only qualify under PSR.

HS Code for a Component with Non-Originating Materials This field relates to WP goods only.

All materials added to a good under WP must originate from NZ or China. A component added to a good can have non-originating materials itself if the component was made in NZ or China and applicable PSR rules for the component have been met.

Check the component meets PSR criteria and has the correct HS classification and description. These criteria can be found here.

Must be the first 6 digits of the relevant HS tariff classification for the component.

HS Code for Non-Originating Materials This field relates to PSR goods only

Ensure any non-originating materials have the correct HS code (to six digits) and description.

CIF Value This field relates to PSR goods only

If the good is subject to an RVC or De-Minimis calculation, the CIF value of non-originating materials must be displayed. CIF means the value of the material imported inclusive of the cost of insurance and freight up to the port or place of entry into New Zealand or the earliest known purchase price in New Zealand.

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