Certificates of Origin
Exports to Egypt - New procedure mandatory for sea freight from 1 October 2021
- Each Consignment will be allocated an ACID number (19 digit unique reference number for each consignment) New Zealand exporters will be required to provide importers with a Proforma Invoice to enable the ACID number to be allocated
- All export documents, including Bill of Lading, will require the ACID Number on them
- New Zealand exporters will upload their export documents into the Egypt Customs trade window NAFEZA via CARGO X. There is a cost for exporters per consignment
- Documents uploaded via CARGO X do not need to be legalised by the Egyptian Embassy
- Shipping Companies required to upload Bills of Lading with the ACID number
- A pilot has been conducted since April 2021 with refined procedures now released. Full details on the new procedures: https://www.nafeza.gov.eg/en
- New Zealand exporters required to register on CARGO X - look for details under ‘ACI system’ on NAFEZA website
To read more, click here.
1 July 2021: EU new e-commerce VAT rules enter into force
The new rules simplify VAT obligations and require exporters of low value exports to register and pay VAT for sales into the EU. New Zealand exporters selling direct to consumers in the EU with goods with a value less than 150 euros should register with the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) This will enable them to meet their VAT obligations for sales into any EU country through one portal. Information and registration for IOSS
General information about the new regulations - click here.
Certificates of Origin: Complying with new CPTPP
With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
coming into force on 30 December for six of the eleven partner countries, we thought you’d like a bit of information on the changes to certificates of origin that will occur. We have put together a document to help answer a number of questions you may have regarding the CPTPP.
- What is the CPTPP and what does it mean for New Zealand exporters?
- Which countries does CPTPP involve and when does CPTPP come into effect?
- How can I find out whether there is a preferential duty rate under CPTPP for our goods?
- Are there any other requirements to qualify for preferential duties under CPTPP?
- How do I show that our goods are of New Zealand Origin?
- Is a Certificate of Origin required?
- Does the Chamber of Commerce stamp the Certificate of Origin?
- If there is no Certificate of Origin form, how do I format a CPTPP certification of origin?
Certificates of Origin, Certification and Export Documents
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce can issue Certificates of Origin and certify other trade documents such as Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, Bill of Ladings, Visa Applications for Members and others on request.
In order for the Chamber to certify documents on behalf of your company you need to email the Chamber Certificate Team to complete a certificate agreement form and setup your account with the Chamber. Once this is completed we will provide you with a Certificate of Origin template form for your use and can start signing your documents.
Please feel free to contact the the international team on 0508 227 638 or by email with any further questions you have.
NZ - China and ASEAN Australia NZ FTA Certificates of Origin
The New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Inc have been approved as a Certified Body able to issue Certificates for your shipments to China or ASEAN countries wanting to take advantage of the benefits provided by the agreements. To apply for these certificates please go to www.chamberdocs.co.nz
Electronic Certs of Origin
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has introduced an online certification system. eCert is the fastest and most cost effective way to lodge and have your documents certified, without the need for couriers.
Note: This system is for use with standard Certificates of Origin.
If you need to process New Zealand China or ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Certificates of Origin, please click HERE