JAEPA Certificate of Origin

JAEPA Certificate of Origin is used to access the reduced tariff/duty rates on goods under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).

The JAEPA Certificate of Origin can be used with goods exported in Japan to reduce or eliminate tariff and duty rates on those goods. To obtain JAEPA Certificate of Origin, you must first register as an exporter.

To register please contact:

Email: exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com

Tel : 1300 622 883

Only goods that originate in either Japan or Australia enjoy preferential tariff rates, JAEPA preferential rules of origin (ROO) are agreed criteria used to ensure that this is the case. These criteria are required to prevent transhipment, where goods from a third party are redirected through either Japan or Australia to avoid paying higher tariffs. Any imports into Japan or Australia that do not comply with the ROO set out in Chapter 3 and Annex 2: Product Specific Rules (PSRs) will be subject to the general rate of duty applied in Australia or Japan instead of the preferential tariff rates available under JAEPA.

For Australian exporters, in general as ‘originating’ under JAEPA and eligible for JAEPA Certificate of Origin is:

  • wholly obtained or produced entirely in Australia (or Australia & Japan); 
  • produced entirely in Australia (or Australia & Japan), from materials classified as ‘originating’ under the ROO; or 
  • produced in Australia (or Australia & Japan) using inputs from other countries, and meets the Product Specific Rule (PSR) applicable to that good.

For further information please refer to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

JAEPA Certificate of Origin is used to access the reduced tariff/duty rates on goods under the Japan- Australian Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).

Step 1: Complete the Exporter Information Form (CO4) to register your business with us under JAEPA. 

Step 2: Send your completed form to exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com

Step 3: Once your form has been received and accepted, we will send you the JAEPA Certificate of Origin template with the corresponding instructions on how to complete the document.

Should you require any assistance in completing the forms, please give us a call on 1300 622 883 or send an email to exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com. Our friendly Team is here to help.

For more information on how we can help your business, please give us a call on 1300 622 883 or send an email to exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com. Our friendly Team is here to help.