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Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

We provide the export documents required to trade with Korea under KAFTA.

Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

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, 157KB).

How to register for the KAFTA as an exporter

When you are satisfied that your business meets KAFTA exporting requirements, you can apply to register for the KAFTA 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 KAFTA Certificate of Origin

Once registered, the KAFTA 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.

KAFTA Certifcate of Origin

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

We are authorised to issue CoOs under KAFTA. 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 Korean customs. Your overseas buyer/receiver may also want a CoO before paying you.

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

Note: your CoO template must be typed and the exporter’s declaration signed by a nominated signatory for us 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 KAFTA form correctly:

  • CoOs 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
  • CoO details must be typed – we are unable to accept handwritten forms
  • 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 CoO containing corrections or deletions.

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