5 April 2013
The Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) entered into force on 1 January 2013. The detailed requirements for obtaining and using Declarations of Origin (DOO) and Certificates of Origin (COO) are set out in the Annex on Operational Certification Procedures (OCP) to Chapter 3. The Rules of Origin (ROO) requires that:
- exports from Australia are supported by a DOO; and
- exports from Malaysia are supported by a COO issued by a designated Issuing Authority, which is the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
The importer must submit the relevant documents to the Customs Authority of the importing Party, if requested, at the time the import declaration is made in order to claim preferential tariff treatment. In the case of imports into Australia this is a COO. In the case of imports into Malaysia this is a DOO.