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 certify and return them 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 Certification Service
Call 06 759 9080 or email 



Certificate of Origin guide, tips, dos and definite don’ts


Export Documentation

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.


Incoterms® 2020 Available here





‘Shipment specific’ documents certifying the place of growth, production or manufacture of goods exported from New Zealand. They may be requested by a consignee for customs clearance, or as a stipulation of a Letter of Credit. New Zealand exporters commonly require:

  • Certificate of New Zealand Origin
  • Certificate of Foreign Origin
  • Form A – Non-specific Certificate of Preference



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 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


Key points:

  • 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:
  • New Zealand exporters required to register on CARGO X - look for details  under ‘ACI system’ on NAFEZA website


We can authorise a variety of documents to satisfy requirements of an importing country, Customs or overseas bank eg:  Commercial invoices,  Certificates of Analysis, Supplier Declarations of Conformity or Special Certificates, including Force Majeure.



‘Wet-Stamped’ certification is required by some Customs Authorities and recommended when documents are required to be ‘legalised’.

A. DOWNLOAD REQUIRED TEMPLATE (clicking on name links to templates)


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.

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership





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 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 and here