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

We can assist your business to take advantage of trade opportunities with one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions – the Trans-Pacific region.

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

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

The CPTPP entered into force on 30 December 2018 for:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore

and on 14 January 2019 for:

  • Vietnam

The CPTPP will enter into force for Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia and Peru 60 days after they complete their respective ratification processes. This website will be updated to reflect the entry into force dates for each of these countries.

Prepare to export under the CPTPP

To trade with the Trans-Pacific countries listed above, your business must satisfy the relevant export requirements. You can find important information about CPTPP on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website or download the Austrade Guide to obtaining preferential tariff treatment when exporting and importing goods when using CPTPP.

How to register for the CPTPP as an exporter

When you are satisfied that your business meets CPTPP exporting requirements, you can apply to register for the CPTPP by following the instructions below:

  1. Download and complete:  Exporter Information Form
    • Include ASIC Business Registration Certificate.
      ASIC Certificates are required to verify the business. Extracts cannot be accepted.
    • ASIC Certificate Types:
      • Businesses: ASIC Business Registration Certificate
      • Companies: ASIC Registration of a Company Certificate
      • Trading names: ASIC Business Name Registration Certificate
    • Signatory List:
      • List of those who are registered to sign on Certificates of Origin.
      • Exact signature must be registered in order to apply for certificate of origin.
      • Signatures must be hand-written. Automated signatures cannot be accepted. 
  2. Lodge registration application to:
    Send form and ASIC Certificate as 1 PDF to: export@victorianchamber.com.au
  3. Await registration approval: 
    Registration turn-around timeframe is 2 working days. Please ensure paperwork is complete to avoid processing delays. 

    Upon registration completion you will receive a registration confirmation email, including details on how to lodge your application.
How to Apply for the CPTPP Certificate of Origin

Once registered, the CPTPP certificate of origin template is completed by the applicant and submitted via an online portal. Documentation is processed by a Victorian Chamber Trade Officer. Approved certificates can be printed out via the portal ready to send to the customer.

Further instructions are sent at time of registration.

CPTPP Certificate of Origin

Once you are a registered exporter, you are eligible to obtain a CoO for each shipment of goods you send internationally. Having a CoO is a condition of trading under the CPPTP.

We are authorised to issue CoOs under the CPTPP. The CoO certifies that your goods are FTA-compliant and allows you to qualify for preferential tariff rates that may be needed for your goods to clear customs. Your overseas buyer/receiver may also want a CO before paying you.

Please submit your CPPTP template to the Victorian Chamber via our online services for certification.

Note: your CoO template must be typed, all boxes must be completed, and the exporter’s declaration signed by a nominated signatory for the Victorian Chamber to issue your certificate.

Fees
  Members (incl. GST) Non-members (incl. GST)
Electronically $32.00 $45.00

Export process tips

Speed up your export processes with these tips for completing the CPTPP form correctly:

  • You must be registered to apply for the CPTPP CoO
  • CPTPP CoO must be lodged to the Victorian Chamber via one of the online portals
  • Six-digit HS Codes for each product included on the CO must be listed. You can find your HS Code on DFAT’s FTA portal: www.ftaportal.dfat.gov.au
  • You must list each product’s ‘Origin Criterion.’ You can determine this by referring to the agreement
  • CoO details must be typed – we are unable to accept handwritten forms
  • The ‘Declaration by the Exporter’, must be signed by an ‘Authorised Exporter Signatory.’

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