International & Export Services
As well as lobbying on international issues on behalf of our members, we offer practical help with exporting, importing and other business matters here and overseas.
A key focus of the Chamber is to promote trade and provide services for both established and new exporters.
After the merger of EMA Central and the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce (WRCC), these international services (previously only available to Wellington-based members) have become available to all Business Central members:
If you are taking goods overseas on a temporary basis then apply for an ATA Carnet. Carnets cover a wide range of goods including commercial samples, professional equipment, scientific equipment, goods for display at exhibitions and fairs, and goods for sporting events.
If you are exporting overseas, especially to Asia or the Middle East then you may need a Certificate of Origin or chamber certified documents for your goods. Certificates of Origin are issued to exporters to certify the country of origin of specified goods. The Chamber can also verify the authenticity of other export documentation including commercial invoices, bill of ladings, insurance documents and MAF certificates.
The Chambers Global Link page is the place to go for the other wealth of trade information held by the Chamber. Here you will find information on exporting, trade fairs from around the globe, delegations that may be visiting New Zealand or the Chamber, overseas companies looking for importers or suppliers, ICC publications and more.
The following page offers links to information regarding the China New Zealand and ASEAN Australia New Zealand (AANZFTA) free trade agreements. Our international team can also provide advice on requirements your products may have to meet to gain preferential tariff under these agreements.