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Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - New Zealand (CO(NZ))

Goods of Hong Kong origin for exportation to New Zealand are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the Hong Kong, China - New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEP Agreement). With respect to a good falling within Chapter 61 or Chapter 621 of the Harmonized System (HS) where preferential tariff treatment is claimed under the CEP Agreement, a Certificate of Origin (New Zealand) (CO(NZ)) issued by the Trade and Industry Department or one of the Government Approved Certification Organizations (GACOs)2 is required for the good to be obtained by the importer.

  • Certificate of Origin (CO) Circulars:
    Please refer to CO Circular No. 4/2010 for the rules of origin requirements under HKC-NZ CEP Agreement and CO Circular No. 6/2010 for requirements relating to the application of CO(NZ).
Circular No. Date of Issue Subject
6/2010 14.12.2010 Hong Kong, China - New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement ("CEP Agreement")
Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - New Zealand ("CO(NZ)")

(Note: To make an electronic submission of the written commitment (i.e. Annex I of this Circular), please click here.)
4/2010 22.10.2010 Hong Kong, China - New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEP Agreement)
Exporting Goods Originating in Hong Kong to New Zealand
  • Notes for traders lodging CO(NZ) applications:
    Traders are advised to read the "Guidance Notes for Traders Lodging CO(NZ) Applications" to facilitate their CO(NZ) application.
  • Electronic service for CO(NZ):
    All CO(NZ) applications have to be lodged through electronic trade document submission services. Traders may register with the relevant Certificate of Origin Service Providers appointed by the Government in order to use the electronic trade document submission services. Traders who are not registered with the Service Providers may make use of their designated Service Centres for lodging of CO(NZ) applications.
  • Written Commitment:
    Traders applying for CO(NZ) under the CEP Agreement for a good falling within HS Chapter 61 or Chapter 621 are required to provide a written commitment that all records which are necessary to demonstrate that a good for which a claim for tariff preference was made qualifies for preferential tariff treatment under the CEP Agreement will be maintained for a period of not less than seven years after the date of exportation. The Written Commitment form (TID 332) could be accessed here. The form can be submitted to TID electronically, by post, by fax or in person.
  • Chapter 4 (Rules of Origin) of the CEP Agreement:
    For details concerning the rules of origin, document requirements, record keeping requirements and other relevant issues for exporting goods originating in Hong Kong to New Zealand under the CEP Agreement, please also refer to:

1 Chapter 61 includes articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, whereas Chapter 62 includes those articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted.

2 The GACOs are the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; the Federation of Hong Kong Industries; the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong; the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong.