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…Read More
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
WHAT'S NEW WITH THE AANZFTA
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
Yangon, Myanmar, 08 December 2017 – Representatives from the different government agencies of Myanmar attended the Training on Transposition of AANZFTA Tariff Reduction Schedules from the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) 2012 to 2017 and the Seminar on Project to Set Up a Regional Scheme to Monitor the Utilization of AANZFTA Tariff Preferences…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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