ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)

The AANZFTA is a comprehensive and single-undertaking free trade agreement that opens up and creates new opportunities for approximately 663 million peoples of ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand – a region with a combined Gross Domestic Product of approximately USD 4 trillion as of 2016. In line with the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, the AANZFTA aims…

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Tariff Finder
Product Specific Rules
Preferential Tariff Application
Specimen Signatures
Tariff Finder

The AANZFTA Tariff Finder is a tool to help businesses obtain up-to-date information on the preferential tariffs applicable to a specific commodity in the AANZFTA region.

To access the AANZFTA Tariff Finder, please visit the ASEAN Tariff Finder website, click on "Please Start Your Search Here" and select AANZFTA in the "Select FTA" menu.

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In the photo: Employees of the Nong Hoi Royal Project center prepare lettuce for packaging in a processing plant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo: ASEAN - Community Relations Division)

Product Specific Rules

View of port activities at the Jakarta International Container Terminal in North Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo: ASEAN - Community Relations Division).

AANZFTA stipulates that a good meeting the Product Specific Rules (specifying that the materials used to produce the good have undergone a change in tariff classification or a specific manufacturing or processing operation, or satisfy a regional value content criteria) shall be treated as an originating good.

This Product Specific Rules Finder is an efficient tool to help users find the Product Specific Rules, applicable to each good traded under the AANZFTA, using its Harmonized System code.

Preferential Tariff Application

A container is lifted during operations at Hai Phong Port, Hai Phong City, Viet Nam (Photo: ASEAN - Community Relations Division).

Traders and exporters can enjoy preferential tariff treatment under the AANZFTA. To avail of this, goods must comply with the AANZFTA Rules of Origin.

The AANZFTA has established a mechanism where exporters could apply and obtain a Certificate of Origin in accordance with the Operational Certification Procedures that would ascertain that the goods being exported to another AANZFTA Party are eligible for preferential tariff treatment.

Please click here for the step-by-step instructions.

Specimen Signatures

Containers are loaded and unloaded at the Port of Singapore Keppel Terminal in Singapore (Photo: ASEAN - Community Relations Division).

The AANZFTA Annex on Operational Certification Procedures on the issuance and verification of Certificate of Origin under Chapter 3 on Rules of Origin specifies that the Certificate of Origin shall be issued by an Issuing Authority of the exporting Party, and that any Certificates of Origin issued by a person not included in the list of authorised personnel may not be honoured by the Customs Authority of the importing Party.

For this purpose, the Names, Specimen Signatures, Initials and Official Seals of the officials authorised to certify the Certificate of Origin for the AANZFTA can be verified using this password-protected page and are only accessible to authorised customs officials of the importing Party.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Title Component
04 - 31 Jul 2018Launch of the Investment Policy Review for Viet NamInvestment
09 Jul 2018Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting – Closer Economic Relations (SEOM-CER)Meeting
16 Jul - 14 Sep 2018CLIP III – ASEAN Member States’ Secondment to ACCCCompetition
31 Jul - 4 Aug 2018CLIP III – Module 2: Evidence handling and interview skills for Indonesia and Viet Nam OfficialsCompetition
14 - 16 Aug 2018Module 3: Strategic Investigations Management Workshop for Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam and Thailand Officials (under CLIP Phase III)Competition
01 - 30 Sep 2018Launch of the Investment Policy Review for CambodiaInvestment
01 - 30 Sep 2018In-Country Training on Transposition of AANZFTA Tariff Reduction Schedules from HS 2012 to HS 2017 and Training on Tariff and Trade Data Analysis for Government officials of CambodiaRules of Origin
01 - 30 Sep 2018Sub-regional Seminar on Data Collecting and Processing on the utilization of tariff preferenceRules of Origin
01 - 30 Sep 2018ASEAN Economic Minister – Closer Economic Relations (AEM-CER)Meeting
10 Sep - 19 Oct 2018Expert placement in Competition Division, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDRCompetition
10 Sep - 19 Oct 2018Expert placement in Competition Division, CAMCONTROL, CambodiaCompetition
11 - 13 Sep 2018Module 4: Investigating Abuse of Dominance Workshop for Viet Nam and Malaysia OfficialsCompetition
25 - 27 Sep 2018Workshop on Drafting Competition’ Regulations and Guidelines for Cambodia, Lao PDR and MyanmarCompetition
01 - 31 Oct 2018Investment Policy Workshop for ASEAN PolicymakersInvestment
01 - 31 Oct 2018Regional Forum on Investment Policy ReviewsInvestment
01 - 31 Oct 2018Diagnostic Workshop – identification of pest fruit flies (Diptera; Tephritidae)SPS
01 - 31 Oct 2018Diagnostic mentoring in pest nematodesSPS
01 - 30 Nov 20185th Technical Workshop and 5th ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework Committee MeetingServices

WHAT'S NEW WITH THE AANZFTA

Competition officials from Malaysia and Philippines hone their skills in evidence handling and interviewing

  Manila, Philippines?– Competition enforcement investigators from Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) attended a workshop on evidence and interviewing skills on 26-28 June in Manila, Philippines. The workshop focused on peer-to-peer learning between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), MyCC and PCC, providing participants an opportunity to deepen their…

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ASEAN qualifications reference framework committee commences peer-review process

BANGKOK, 16 May 2018 – The ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Committee commenced a peer-review process participated in by representatives from education, labour and economic sectors during its fourth meeting in Bangkok. Around 90 officials from the three sectors attended the meeting which marked a substantial progress in the implementation of the AQRF. A technical…

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ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand officials meet to fine tune competition economics expertise

  Bali, 9 May 2018 – Representatives from seven ASEAN Member States (AMS), Australia and New Zealand gathered in Indonesia from 7 – 9 May to boost their expertise in economic analysis for the purpose of enforcing competition law. The three-day “Understanding Markets” workshop focused on competition assessment and market definition and saw investigators, analysts…

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CLIP helps Thailand Implement its New Competition Law

Bangkok, Thailand – A three-day workshop on interviewing and investigation skills was conducted on 17-19 April in Bangkok, Thailand to assist Thai investigators in their implementation of the new Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) (Trade Competition Act). The Trade Competition Act came into effect on 5 October 2017. The Trade Competition Act establishes the Office…

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Competition officials working together to tackle cartels

Manila, Philippines – A three-day cartel investigations workshop was conducted from 20-22 March in Manila, the Philippines. At the Workshop, 25 officials from the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) discussed the techniques and processes used to detect, investigate and take action against cartels within their jurisdictions. Cartel conduct, such as price-fixing…

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CLIP helping ASEAN Members build effective enforcement operations

Vientiane, Lao PDR – 23 competition law enforcement officials from Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand attended the CLIP Phasing Enforcement Workshop on 20-22 February 2018. The three-day workshop, which centred on peer-to-peer learning including dynamic group discussions and problem solving, aimed to assist officials in developing expertise to facilitate decision making and work prioritisation.…

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ASEAN to Firm up Regional Guideline on the Implementation of International Standards Related to SPS Measures

Jakarta, Indonesia – Around 48 officials from ASEAN Member States (AMS), Australia and New Zealand relevant agencies dealing with SPS measures and ASEAN Secretariat officers attended the Workshop on ASEAN Regional Guideline for Implementation of International Standards Related to Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures in Gran Mahakam Hotel, 21-22 February 2018. In his opening remarks,…

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Accurate Identification of downy mildews to facilitate trade in South East Asia

2 February 2018 – A workshop on the identification of downy mildews (oomycetes) which focused on collection and processing of samples, morphological identification and molecular diagnostic was conducted in Chiang Mai University in Thailand on 29 January – 2 February 2018. Downy mildews are pathogens which damage a wide range of commercial crops. They can…

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Training a New Generation of Cartel Breakers

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 21 officials from Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) and the Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority (VCCA) attended a three-day workshop on cartel investigations from 23-25 January in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The workshop, with the theme Detecting, investigating and recommending enforcement: Taking cartel investigatory…

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Lao officials equipping themselves with HS implementation capacity

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 December 2017 – To further strengthen the capacity of Lao PDR government officials on trade analysis and transposition schedules, the training on Transposition of AANZFTA Tariff Reduction Schedules from the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) 2012 to 2017 was conducted on December 11 – 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel,…

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BENEFITS OF AANZFTA TO ASEAN

Benefits of AANZFTA to ASEAN

ASEAN Member States are expected to reap the following benefits from AANZFTA: Increased market access via progressive tariff reduction and elimination. Zero tariffs at entry into force of the Agreement in 2010 for 96.5 percent, and 84.7 percent of Australia and New Zealand’s tariff lines. Further tariff reduction during transition until final tariff elimination for…

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ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Economic Cooperation in AANZFTA

The Chapter on Economic Cooperation supports the implementation of the AANZFTA and maximises the benefits Parties receive from the Agreement by ensuring that Parties utilise AANZFTA and are able to fulfill and comply with the obligations and commitments detailed in other chapters of the Agreement. To implement the Chapter on economic cooperation, an AANZFTA Economic…

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SUCCESS STORIES

Case Study of The Regional Patent Examination Training Program: Philippine Experience

Case Study of The Regional Patent Examination Training Program: Philippine Experience The Regional Patent Examination Training (RPET) Program is a modern, comprehensive, and intensive competency-based online training program, developed based on IP Australia’s existing patent examiner training framework. RPET aims to build the capacities of the participating ASEAN Intellectual Property Offices in conducting patent search…

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