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Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA)

We provide the export documents required to trade with Indonesia under the IA-CEPA.

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA)

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) entered into force on 5 July 2020.

IA-CEPA creates a framework for Australia and Indonesia to unlock the vast potential of the bilateral economic partnership, fostering economic cooperation between businesses, communities and individuals.

Indonesia has been a growing market for Australian goods and services exporters. In 2018-19, total two-way trade in goods and services with Indonesia was worth A$17.8 billion, making Indonesia our 13th largest trading partner. IA-CEPA will provide Australian and Indonesian businesses an opportunity to expand and diversify this economic partnership.

As one of the fastest growing economies in the Indo-Pacific, Indonesia presents a significant opportunity for Australian businesses. By some estimates, Indonesia will be the world’s fifth-largest economy by 2030, and IA-CEPA ensures that Australia is well-placed to deepen economic cooperation and share in Indonesia’s growth. As strategic partners and the two largest economies in Southeast Asia, the agreement also complements and supports our shared interest in fostering a secure and prosperous region.

Australia’s arrangements with Indonesia under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) remain unchanged. While IA-CEPA builds on outcomes in AANZFTA, the two agreements will co-exist after IA-CEPA enters into force. Businesses will continue to be able to use AANZFTA.

Prepare to export under the IA-CEPA

To trade with Indonesia, your business must satisfy the relevant export requirements. You can find important information about IA-CEPA on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website or download the Austrade Guide to using IA-CEPA to export or import.

How to register for the IA-CEPA as an exporter

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

  • 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. 
  • Lodge registration application to:
    Send form and ASIC Certificate as 1 PDF to: export@victorianchamber.com.au
  • 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 IA-CEPA Certificate of Origin

Once registered, the IA-CEPA 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.

IA-CEPA Certificate of Origin

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

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

Please submit your IA-CEPA template to the Victorian Chamber via our online services for certification.

Note: Your CoO template must be typed, all boxes must be filled in 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 IA-CEPA form correctly:

  • You must be registered for the IA-CEPA with VCCI to apply for the IA-CEPA CoO
  • IA-CEPA 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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