About the Certificate of Origin
Many countries require their import documents to include a CO. It may be required by overseas buyers, those receiving your goods, or international customs authorities. They may also require supporting documentation such as commercial invoices or other documents that must be endorsed by a chamber of commerce.
We are the only organisation in Victoria that is authorised by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to issue these certificates.
For further information, download the CO explanatory notes (PDF, 183KB).
Exporter registration process
Please complete the exporter information form (DOC, 106KB) 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 CO on behalf of your business. With your company details and authorised signatories on record, you can obtain CO in the future.
Please note: for each FTA there is a different export registration form.
Getting a Certificate of Origin
You must fulfil the following requirements:
- The CO must be typed
- Evidence of origin (such as copies of invoices, bills of lading, letters of credit, or statutory declarations) must be supplied before documents are stamped
- You must sign all export documents on the bottom left-hand side (under the exporter’s declaration) before submitting them for authentication