Goods seeking preferential treatment under KAFTA must be accompanied by appropriate documentation, known as a ‘certificate of origin’ (COO).
A COO should be prepared by the exporter or the producer. This is known as self-certification. Australian exporters also have the option of obtaining a COO from an authorised body – the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) or the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
ACCI and the Ai Group, or their state bodies, will charge a fee for this service.
Organising a COO is straightforward, but you must follow the right procedure. For example, your products must first meet the relevant ‘rule(s) of origin’.
The best place to start is to read the four steps in DFAT’s Guide to Exporting and Importing under KAFTA.