Export Documentation Services

IMPORTANT UPDATE 18 AUGUST 2021

Under COVID-19 Level 4 document certifying will continue to be available.

While our office is closed for pick ups, our staff will work with you to make alternative arrangements.

Digital versions of your certificates will not be disrupted. 

The export documentation process sometimes requires that documents be authenticated (certified) by the Chamber of Commerce.

You will know if documents need certification by the Chamber from details on your Letter of Credit or from instructions received from the importer. Be sure to check the details you have received carefully or discuss directly with the importer to ensure you meet requirements correctly the first time.

As a guideline, certification is often required if you are exporting to some Middle Eastern or Latin American countries, if you are exporting particular foodstuffs and related products, if a developing country has a special concession arrangement, or if New Zealand has a free trade or bilateral agreement with the country to which you are exporting.

SIMPLE AND FAST CERTIFICATION

We here at the Chamber make document certification easy. Once you have registered with us, complete your export documents and send them through.

We certify and return them to you electronically during business hours.

Please note: We have a TWO working day turnaround policy for our certification process and our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4pm.

TYPES OF EXPORT DOCUMENTS

Certificate of Origin

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 is able to certify export documentation including commercial invoices, bills of ladings, and MPI certificates by a manual (wet stamp) or electronic process. Click here to view NZCCI guide regarding 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

Certificate Of Free Sale / Certificate Of Manufacture

These forms seek assurances from a governmental agency that the associated products offered for entry into their country comply with the requirements of the New Zealand laws of distribution in our domestic market.

These certificates can also be referred to as “Certificate of Export”, or “Certificate of Foreign Governments”.

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA Certificate Of Origin

In order to take advantage of preferential access that AANZFTA offers, exporters require an AANZFTA Certificate of Origin certified by an approved body.

The New Zealand Chambers of Commerce have extensive experience with the certification of preferential FTA Certificates of Origin and can provide exporters with the support and resources they need to capitalise on the AANZFTA.

China FTA Certificate of Origin

New Zealand exporters seeking tariff preference under the New Zealand-China FTA will be required to have a China Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin accompany their consignment.

The New Zealand Chambers of Commerce have extensive experience with the certification of preferential FTA Certificates of Origin and can provide exporters with the support and resources they need to capitalise on the China FTA.

FOR INFORMATION AND/OR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

To apply to use the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Certification Service, please call the Chamber team on 03 577 9575 or email: [email protected]

PRICING

E-CERTIFICATE 

Member Rate

$27.56 + GST 

Non-Member Rate

$40.00 + GST

Replacement Certificate

$10.04 + GST

WET STAMP

Member Rate

$25 + GST

Non-Member Rate

$45 + GST


FORMS & TEMPLATES

Before any Certificates or Export Documentation can be issued, we require you to complete and return the Marlborough Certification Terms and Conditions form and the Certificates of Origin Manufacturers Declaration form. 

The Chamber has an online certification system available. eCert is a fast and cost effective way of lodging and having your documents certified without the need for couriers.

Register and start using eCert now to save time and money.

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The Chamber can issue Certificates of Origin and certify other trade documents such as commercial invoices, free of sale documents and visa applications for members and others on request.

 

In order for the Chamber to certify documents on behalf of your company you need to complete an agreement form. The Chamber will then provide you with a Certificate of Origin template form for your use and can start signing your documents. Just email us on [email protected].

‘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, Egypt*, 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 (eCertify) by submitting a PDF of the Certificate of Origin and, if required, related export documents

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Template – Certificate of New Zealand Origin Template

These forms seek assurances from a governmental agency that the associated products offered for entry into their country comply with the requirements of the New Zealand laws of distribution in our domestic market.

These certificates can also be referred to as “Certificate of Export”, or “Certificate of Foreign Governments”.

Please note if you are applying for one of these for the first time you will need to complete a Free Sale Certificate Application Declaration form or a Manufacture Certificate Application Declaration form depending which one you are applying for. 

Please register on Chamberdocs, which facilitates this service.

For information and/or technical support, please call 0800 50 50 96.

Please register on Chamberdocs, which facilitates this service.

For information and/or technical support, please call 0800 50 50 96.