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 (PSR) in HS 2017, applicable to each good traded under the AANZFTA, using its Harmonized System code.
For products exported to Malaysia and Thailand, exporters will use the PSR in HS 2012 via the following link.
For products exported to Indonesia, exporters will use the PSR in HS 2007 via the following link.
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
Trainee patent examiners from Viet Nam and Philippines have been the first to pilot competency-based training programs developed through the Regional Patent Examination Training (RPET) Mentoring Program. Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are also preparing to follow suit with a pilot later this year. In preparation for the launch of the training, IP Australias Mentors visited…Read More
Myanmar, 26-28 February – Officials from ASEAN competition authorities and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) shared experiences and strategies related to drafting regulations and implementation guidelines, in a two-day workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw. With representation from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Viet Nam, the practical workshop allowed professionals to strengthen their regional…Read More
Thailand, 20 – 22 February – A three-day cartel investigations workshop was conducted in Bangkok and attended by more than 25 competition officials from Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. Key discussion points during the workshop included techniques and processes used to detect, investigate and take action against cartels within their respective jurisdictions. Cartel conduct, such as…Read More
December 2018 – ASEAN Member States (AMS) continued to gain understanding and awareness on full cumulation under the ASEAN – Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) as four more capacity building workshops were held this month in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Viet Nam. These workshops are part of a series of capacity building activities supported…Read More
Philippines, 28 November 2018 – The Philippine Board of Investment, with support from the ASEAN Secretariat, under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Economic Cooperation Support Program (AECSP) held a two-day regional forum in Manila on “Investment Disputes, Resolution and Prevention.” The forum aimed to support AANZFTA Parties on effectively managing commitments, improving investor…Read More
Brunei Darussalam, 27 November 2018 – The ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Committee started its formal review of the first draft AQRF Referencing Reports submitted by Philippines and Thailand during its fifth meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan. The AQRF is a common regional reference framework that enables the comparison of education qualifications across AMS, to…Read More
Indonesia, 30 October 2018 – Representatives from ASEAN Member States (AMS) took a step forward in increasing their understanding of fruit fly identification during a four-day diagnostic workshop at the Applied Research Institute for Agricultural Quarantine in Bekasi, Indonesia. The workshop was attended by technical specialists from agricultural quarantine and plant protection agencies and focused…Read More
November 2018 – This month marked the commencement of a series of workshops on full cumulation for ASEAN Member States under the ASEAN-Australia New Zealand Free Trade Area, progressing the goal of economic integration among members of the FTA. The first set of two-day workshops were held in Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Lao PDR. The…Read More
Hanoi, Viet Nam – Officials from ASEAN competition agencies and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) shared experiences and strategies in investigating suspected abuse of dominance matters from 6 – 8 November 2018. A business is considered dominant when it can operate unconstrained by the conduct of competitors. Competition law does not prohibit businesses…Read More
Brunei Darussalam, 31 October, 2018 – Competition law officials and construction regulators from ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) strengthened their professional networks through the Construction and Competition Regulation Workshop in Brunei Darussalam on 30-31 October 2018. The workshop, which aimed to strengthen the interface between competition and construction…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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