The Auckland Business Chamber makes document certification fast and simple.


Are Shipping disruptions Affecting you?

The recurrent changes to shipping and flight schedules are impacting export documentation.  We recommend that exporters apply for Certificates of Origin (CO) after a vessel has sailed. This will ensure the CO application is accurate and will not need to be replaced. A NZ China FTA CO number is required to be provided the export entry. This can be added by way of an amendment after departure. For flights we  recommend exporters apply for a CO once the flight is confirmed and goods ready to load.  Certifying for flights is given priority to ensure no delays .   

 

ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATION

Once you have registered with for the Chamber’s electronic certifying service, complete your export documents online 24hrs a day 7 days a week.

We certify and return them to you electronically during business hours (9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri), however, certification outside these hours is available by prior arrangement.

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CHINA NZ AND AANZ FREE TRADE AGREEMENT CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN

Issued electronically, these certificates of preference allow New Zealand exporters to benefit from preferential duties and clearance provisions under these free trade agreements;

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NZ China FTA Certificates of Origin (NZCFTA COO):

  • From 1 October 2016: New Zealand exporters will be required to provide the NZCFTA COO number on the corresponding Export Entry either at time of applying for Export Entry or by way of an amendment - More information at:  Change to NZ Customs Export Entry Rules 1997
  • From 20 December 2016: The data content of NZCFTA COO transmits in real time to China Customs - New import procedures apply for importers in China from 1 April 2017 with a transition period of 20 December 2016 - 31 March 2017 when both current and new procedures apply. GACC Announcement No.84, 2016 (English translation).

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WET STAMP CERTIFICATION

Update 1 April 2020

‘Wet-Stamped’ certification is available for:

  • Certificates of Free Sale or Manufacture
  • Certificates of Origin and related export documents for exports to:
    Algeria, Bahrain*, Cuba, Ethiopia*, Guatemala*, Iraq*, Jordan*, Kuwait*, Lebanon, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey*, Yemen and UAE*.
    * Known to regularly accept electronically certified documents without issue, so it is worth checking a wet-stamp requirement

    For all other countries please apply online using the electronic certifying service by submitting a PDF of the Certificate of Origin and, if required, related export documents.

  • Sundry documents: Been requested to have a contract, application or other documents ‘stamped’ by the Chamber? Contact our team. In most cases we will be able to assist.

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


B. SUBMIT COMPLETED FORM TO US BY:

EMAIL: documents@chamber.co.nz
Certified documents may be collected or, on request, returned by overnight courier.

DELIVER TO: Auckland Business Chamber, Level 9, 90 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010.
9am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday.
Documents certified while you wait. Please supply us with a file copy of each page to be certified.


Export documents

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 & port agencies.

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EXPORTS TO EGYPT – NEW PROCEDURE MANDATORY FOR SEAFREIGHT FROM 1 october 2021

Key points:
  • Each Consignment will be allocated an ACID number (19 digit unique reference number per 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  to 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
  • Chambers of Commerce electronically issue Certificates of Origin, however associated export documents (Commercial Invoice etc) no longer required to be certified.
  • 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. Pilot extended until 30 September 2021.
  • 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

CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN

‘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
  • China – New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (China – NZFTA)
  • ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (AANZFTA)
  • Form A – Non-specific Certificate of Preference

ATA  CARNET 'PASSPORT FOR GOODS'

This international customs document allows the temporary export and import of certain goods without payment of duties or taxes. It is useful when taking commercial samples, trade displays and professional equipment out of New Zealand for less than 12 months.

For full information and application CLICK HERE   

NB: The sole issuing agency on behalf of NZ Chambers of Commerce is Wellington Employer’s Chamber of Commerce.


CERTFICATES OF FREE SALE OR MANUFACTURE

These documents certify that goods intended for export are already sold freely and lawfully in New Zealand and/or manufactured in New Zealand.


OTHER DOCUMENTS

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.   


FOR INFORMATION AND/OR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Or to apply to use the Auckland Chamber of Commerce Certification Service
PLEASE CALL 09 3096100 OR EMAIL: documents@chamber.co.nz