ASEAN-Australia FTA First Protocol

AANZFTA first protocol
We enable your business to take advantage of trade opportunities with one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions – Southeast Asia.

We provide the export documents required to trade with several ASEAN countries under the AANZFTA First Protocol (ASEAN Australia Free Trade Agreement), including:

  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam 

Prepare to export under AANZFTA First Protocol

To trade with ASEAN nations under AANZFTA First Protocol your business must satisfy the relevant export requirements. Important and up to date information about AANZFTA First Protocol is available on the Department of Foreign of Affairs and Trade’s website or in the following documents:

Exporter registration process

If your business meets AANZFTA First Protocol exporting requirements, you can apply for an exporter registration number. To do this, please download the AANZFTA First Protocol Exporter Registration Form (PDF, 171KB) and submit it to us by post or in person (details below). When completing the form, include all signatories who are authorised to sign the Certificates of Origin (COs) 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 AANZFTA First Protocol template. You can use this template to apply or you can use an online service.

AANZFTA First Protocol Certificate of Origin

Once you are a registered exporter, you are eligible to obtain a CO for each shipment of goods you send internationally. Having a CO is a condition of trading under AANZFTA First Protocol and may be needed for goods to clear international customs.

We are authorised to issue COs under AANZFTA First Protocol. The CO certifies that your goods are FTA-compliant and allows them to qualify for preferential tariff rates.

Please submit your AANZFTA First Protocol template to the Victorian Chamber by post, in person or via one of 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.


Members (incl. GST) Non-members (incl. GST)
Hardcopy $31.00 $43.00
Electronically $31.00 $43.00


Speed up your export processes with these tips for completing the AANZFTA First Protocol form correctly

  • Always make sure the ‘Country’ is listed in boxes 1 & 2 (Goods consigned from and Goods consigned to)
  • Shipment date should always be added even if it’s ETD
  • Vessel’s name/Aircraft etc. – at a minimum the word ‘Airfreight’ or ‘Sea freight’ should be added if details are not known
  • Port of discharge should always be added
  • Item number to be added against each item
  • Marks and numbers on packages –can add container and seal details in this box
  • Each item must have a HS code listed against it
  • Each item must have an origin criterion against it
  • Weight is required
  • If origin criterion is RVC then FOB value to be listed
  • Invoice number and date is required
  • Box 11 – Declaration by the Exporter – Place and date, name, signature and company of authorised signatory is required
  • Box 13 – If subject of third party invoice box is ticked, a minimum of third party company name must be added in box 7
  • Issued Retroactively – to be ticked three working days after shipment date

How to submit your documents

You can use our online certification system or our partner providers, CertConnect and eCertify for CO services. Find out more about online export documentation.

You can submit your documents at the address supplied below. Please ensure a stamped, self-addressed envelope is supplied.

Postal address
Export Documentation Services
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
GPO Box 4352
Melbourne, VIC 3001

Export Documentation Services
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Level 2, 150 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Enter via the main foyer on Russell Street, near the corner of Collins and Russell Streets. Please report to the concierge to gain access to Level 2.

Business hours
Business hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You may experience some delay in service between 12-2pm.

If you get stuck completing export documentation, know that you can contact the Victorian Chamber for support.