The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce makes document certification fast and simple.
The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce has been providing authentication services for export documents from New Zealand exporters to all countries for over 50 years.
We are able to electronically or manually certify and return export documents to you during business hours (8.30am – 5pm, Mon – Fri), however, arrangements can be made for special hours by request.
Contact us to use the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce document certification service
Call 06 759 9080 or email email@example.com
WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN?
Certificates of Origin (COO) are an essential component of international trade. They confirm that the goods in a particular shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.
COOs may be requested by importing countries’ Customs Departments, importers, freight forwarders or banks. New Zealand exporters commonly require:
- Certificate of New Zealand Origin
- Certificate of Foreign Origin
- Certificate of Multiple Origin
Non-prerential certification - electronic
Registered users can submit their standard certificates of origin through essCert. This allows you to complete your certificate of origin online and receive your approved documents in PDF format. This is the fastest and most cost effective way to lodge and have your documents certified.
- If you previously submitted documents electronically, you can log into essCert here. If logging in for the first time, follow this guide.
- To register for essCert please go here.
Non-Prerential CERTIFICATION - WET STAMPED (Manual)
‘Wet-Stamped’ certification refers to the physical stamping of a document and is required by some Customs Authorities and recommended when documents are required to be ‘legalised’.
This service is available for:
- Certificates of Free Sale or Manufacture
- Certificates of Origin and related export documents for exports to: Algeria, Bahrain*, Cuba, Egypt*, Ethiopia*, Guatemala*, Iraq*, Jordan*, Kuwait*, Lebanon, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey*, Yemen and UAE*.
* These countries are known to accept electronically certified documents without issue, so it is worth checking if a wet-stamp is required.
For all other countries please apply online using the electronic certifying service.
HOW TO APPLY:
To request a Wet Stamped Certificate of Origin:
A. DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE
- You may find useful to assist with completing a COO form:
B. SUBMIT COMPLETED FORM TO US BY:
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified documents returned by courier or post (as specified) same business day.
- DELIVER TO: Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, 42 Egmont Street, New Plymouth 4310.
Documents certified while you wait. Please supply us with a file copy of each page to be certified.
We can authorise a variety of documents to satisfy requirements of an importing country, Customs or overseas bank eg: Commercial invoices, Packing Lists, Certificates of Analysis, Supplier Declarations of Conformity or Special Certificates, including Force Majeure.
Free trade agreement (FTA) Certification
NEW ZEALAND CHINA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NZCFTA
The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 1 October 2008 providing New Zealand exporters with an opportunity to take advantage of preferential access and duty rates.
NZ China Free Trade Agreement Certificates of Origin are issued electronically by selected New Zealand Customs approved certification bodies. Information and application available at www.chamberdocs.co.nz and here
ASEAN - AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AANZFTA
The Asean-Australia- New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) entered into force in all parties on 10 January 2012 providing New Zealand exporters with an opportunity for preferential access and duties for exports to: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
AANZFTA Certificates of Origin are issued electronically by selected New Zealand Customs approved certification bodies. Information and application available at www.chamberdocs.co.nz and here
The right documentation is a critical part of international trade facilitating the successful movement of goods and receipt of payment.
It is important to investigate the documentation required for your transaction as the type of documents varies depending on the country you are doing business with, their government and port agencies.
From 1 January 2021 the UK will be an independent market and separate customs jurisdiction to the European single market and customs union.
PREPARE NOW to ensure minimal disruption to your trade channels come 1 January 2021.
For key considerations and more information CLICK HERE
1 July 2021: EU new e-commerce VAT rules entered 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
EXPORTS TO EGYPT - NEW PROCEDURE MANDATORY FOR SEA FREIGHT FROM 1 JULY 2021
- Each Consignment will be allocated an ACID number (19 digits 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
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