Export Document Certification

Sell internationally with our export document certification. 

Obtain your mandatory Certificate of Origin documents to export your goods.

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Business SA offers efficient, cost-effective export document certification processing services to enable you to export your goods and services internationally. Below you will find information about electronic certification, manual certification and our certification price list.

Certificates of Origin (COs)

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document that certifies the place of growth, production or manufacture of goods that are being exported. This certificate is required when exporting to specific countries, when requested by the consignee for customs clearance, or when it’s stipulated in a letter of credit.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is authorised to issue Certificates of Australian Origin by the Australian Government. Business SA is, in turn, authorised by ACCI to issue documentary evidence of origin in South Australia. Business SA is the only South Australian-based Chamber with authority to issue Certificates of Australian Origin. 

Business SA also issues Certificates of Free Sale (rules apply) and certifies Certificates of Manufacture, as well as providing certification services for other documents such as commercial invoices, packing lists and visa letters.

If you have any questions about our Export Document Certification services, please submit an online enquiry and one of our staff will get in touch with you.

Electronic Certification via essCert

Business SA recommends electronic export document certification using essCert.

essCert is an international online portal for sending export documents to local Chambers of Commerce for electronic certification.

It is cheaper, faster and more efficient to obtain an electronic certificate via essCert. Additionally, essCert stores electronic evidence securely in an auditable online record which can be accessed at any time.

It only takes a minute or two to create an essCert account. Once you have registered, your application will be reviewed and approved by Business SA.

Register with essCert

Manual Certification via Business SA

Step 1 — Complete a registration form

All Exporters must be registered with Business SA before documents can be lodged for certification.

To register, please complete each of these forms (Microsoft Word format) and email them to [email protected]​business-​sa.​com, along with a copy of your ASIC business registration or Certificate of Incorporation:

Exporter Registration Form — Page 1

Exporter Registration Form — Page 2

Exporter Registration Form — Page 3

If you are exporting to an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) country or New Zealand, you will need to complete an additional registration form:

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement — Exporter Registration Form

If you are exporting to Thailand under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement, you will need to complete an additional registration form:

Thailand — Exporter Registration Form


Step 2 — Complete the relevant Certificate of Origin template for your export

Complete the appropriate forms below and email them to [email protected]​business-​sa.​com.


Preferential Certificates of Origin

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

AANZFTA — Certificate of Origin AANZFTA — Continuation Sheet

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

ChAFTA — Certificate of Origin ChAFTA — Continuation Sheet

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

CPTPP — Certificate of Origin CPTPP — Continuation Sheet

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA)

JAEPA — single page Certificate of Origin JAEPA multi-page Certificate of Origin

Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA)

KAFTA — single page Certificate of Origin KAFTA — multi-page Certificate of Origin

Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA)

PAFTA — Certificate of OriginPAFTA — Continuation Sheet

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

RCEP — Certificate of OriginRCEP — Continuation Sheet

Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)

TAFTA — Certificate of Origin

Non-preferential Certificates of Origin

Certificate of Australian Origin (CO6)

Certified Declaration of Origin (CO9)

Chamber Letterhead Requests

Certificate of Free Sale Supporting evidence (required)

Certificate of Health Supporting evidence (required)

Business SA is aware that overseas importers may ask their Australian exporter to provide certificates on Chamber of Commerce letterhead to assist with importation via foreign customs ports. These are the guidelines associated with obtaining export documents on Business SA’s Chamber letterhead.

If you are applying for a Certificate of Free Sale for immigration purposes, please submit an online enquiry and one of our staff will get in touch with you.

Export Document Certification Price Table

Prices

Preferential Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin

  • Business SA Member: $39.00
  • Non-member: $59.00

No GST is payable on Certificates of Origin.

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Certificate of Australian Origin

  • Business SA Member: $35.00
  • Non-member: $55.00

No GST is payable on Certificates of Origin.

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essCert Certificate of Australian Origin

  • Business SA Member: $30.00
  • Non-member: $45.00

No GST is payable on Certificates of Origin.

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Chamber letterhead documents

  • Business SA Member: $47.30
  • Non-member: $69.30

GST inclusive.

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Other export documents

  • Business SA Member: $38.50
  • Non-member: $60.50

GST inclusive.

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Replacement documents

  • Business SA Member: $16.50
  • Non-member: $22.00

GST inclusive.

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Our international services lead

Maggie Li

Manager, International Services

Our international services areas

Export Document Certification

ATA Carnets Issuance

Foreign Language Translation Services

Migration to Australia Services

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