We make document certification fast and simple.

Each day we issue and endorse Export Document Certificates so you and your business can trade internationally, with ease.

Register with our electronic certifying service today and complete your export documents online, 24hrs a day 7 days a week. We’ll then certify and return them to you electronically, during standard business hours.

Certifying can be arranged outside of these hours by prior arrangement and for those countries not yet accepting electronically certified documents, please refer to our wet stamping service.


Talk to us first by emailing certs@hbchamber.nz


Certificate of Origin guide, tips, dos and definite don’ts


Non-Preferential Certificates of Origin

There are two ways in which non-preferential certificates of origin can be submitted:


Electronic Certification

Registered users can submit their standard certificates of origin through essCert. This allows you to complete your certificate of origin online and receive your approved documents in PDF format. This is the fastest and most cost-effective way to lodge and have your documents certified.

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Manual Certification

Wet-stamped certification may be required by some Customs Authorities – particularly for Middle Eastern countries. Please check with your importer if a wet-stamp COO is required or if an electronically certified COO will suffice.

Email completed and signed template to certs@hbchamber.nz. Certified documents are returned by courier same business day.

We can also certify documents while you wait - please email or call (06 876 5938) to let us know.


Export Documents



'Shipment-specific' documents certifying the place of growth, production, or manufacturing of goods exported from New Zealand.  They may be requested by a consignee for customs clearance or as a stipulation of a Letter of Credit.  New Zealand exporters commonly require:

  • Certificate of New Zealand Origin (please also read the instruction guide, here)
  • Certificate of Foreign Origin
  • China - New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (China - NZFTA)
  • ASEAN - Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (AANZFTA)



The international customs document permits the tax-free and duty-free temporary export and import of nonperishable goods for up to one year. It is useful when taking commercial samples, trade displays and professional equipment out of New Zealand and returning them within 12 months.

For full information and application, CLICK HERE

Please note:  The sole issuing agency on behalf of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce is Wellington Chamber of Commerce.



These documents certify that goods intended for export are already sold freely and lawfully in New Zealand and/or manufactured in New Zealand.


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




We can authorise a variety of documents to satisfy the requirements of an importing country, Customs, or overseas bank including commercial invoices, certificates of analysis, supplier declarations of conformity, and visa letters.


For Information and/or Technical Support

Online and Free Trade Agreement Service:  documents@chamber.co.nz

Manual Service: certs@hbchamber.nz