Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

Jaepa free trade agreement
We provide the export documents required to trade with Japan under the JAEPA.

Since 2015, the JAEPA (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement) has made it easier for Australian farmers, manufacturers, exporters and service providers to do business in and with Japan.

Prepare to export under JAEPA

To trade with Japan under JAEPA, your business must satisfy the relevant export requirements. You can find important information about JAEPA on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website or download the Austrade Guide to Using JAEPA to Import and Export Goods (PDF, 642KB). 

Exporter registration process

When you are satisfied that your business meets JAEPA exporting requirements, you can apply for an exporter registration number. To do this, please complete the JAEPA Exporter Registration Form (PDF 147KB) and submit it to us by post or in person (details below). When completing the form, include all signatories who are authorised to sign Certificates of Origin (CO) 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 JAEPA template. You can use this template to apply or you can use an online service.

JAEPA Certificate of Origin

Once you are a registered exporter, you are eligible to obtain a CO for each shipment of goods you send to Japan. Having a CO is a condition of trading under JAEPA.

We are authorised to issue COs under JAEPA. The CO certifies that your goods are FTA-compliant, allows them to qualify for preferential tariff rates and may be needed for your goods to clear Japanese customs. Your overseas buyer/receiver may also want a CO before paying you.

Please submit your JAEPA template to the Victorian Chamber by post, in person or via 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 JAEPA form correctly

  • COs can only be certified for Registered Exporters to Japan
  • Six-digit HS Codes for each product included on the CO must be listed
  • The “Origin Criterion” must also be included for each product
  • CO details must be typed – we are unable to accept handwritten forms
  • CO can be presented to the Victorian Chamber electronically, by courier, post or delivered in person
  • Box 11, ‘Declaration by the Exporter’, must be signed by an “Authorised Exporter Signatory”, in the space provided as well as the place, date, name of authorised signatory and company name
  • 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 CO containing corrections or deletions

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.