KAFTA (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement) removes or reduces barriers to the trade between Korea and Australia, and increases export opportunities across a number of industries.
Prepare to export under KAFTA
To trade with Korea under KAFTA, your business must satisfy the relevant export requirements. You can find important information about KAFTA on the Austrade website or download the Austrade Guide to Using KAFTA to Import and Export Goods (PDF, 160KB).
Exporter registration process
When you are satisfied that your business meets KAFTA exporting requirements, you can apply for an exporter registration number. To do this, please complete the KAFTA Exporter Information Form (PDF 143KB) and email it through to the email address on the form. When completing the form, include all signatories who are authorised to sign Certificates of Origin (CO) on behalf of the business.
Once your registration form is received, we will send you an email confirmation including your Australian Chamber exporter registration number and an approved KAFTA template. You can use this template to apply or you can use an online service.
KAFTA Certifcate of Origin
Once you are a registered exporter, you are eligible to obtain a CO for each shipment of goods you send to Korea. Having a CO is a condition of trading under KAFTA.
We are authorised to issue COs under KAFTA. The CO certifies that your goods are FTA-compliant, allows them to qualify for preferential tariff rates and may be needed for your goods to clear Korean customs. Your overseas buyer/receiver may also want a CO before paying you.
Please submit your KAFTA template to the Victorian Chamber by post, in person or via our online services for certification. If you would like it to be returned by mail, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Note: your CO template must be typed and the exporter’s declaration signed by a nominated signatory for us to issue your certificate.
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Speed up your export processes with these tips for completing the KAFTA form correctly
- COs can only be certified for Registered Exporters to Korea
- If adding producer details, as a minimum you must add contact details
- Invoice number and date must be added against each product
- Six-digit HS Codes for each product included on the CO must be listed
- The “Preference Criterion” must also be included for each product
- CO details must be typed – we are unable to accept handwritten forms
- CO can be presented to the Victorian Chamber electronically, by courier, post or delivered in person
- Box 10, ‘Declaration by the Exporter’, must be signed by an “Authorised Exporter Signatory” in the space provided as well as the name of authorised signatory, company name & telephone/email address and date must be included
- If completed manually, please ensure that sufficient copies are provided and be sure to include an additional copy, which is retained by the Victorian Chamber for auditing purposes
- We are unable to certify any CO containing corrections or deletions