KAFTA Certificate of Origin

KAFTA Certificate of Origin is used to access the reduced tariff/duty rates on goods under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA).

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

To register please contact:

Email: exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com

Tel : 1300 622 883

Only goods originating in either Korea or Australia enjoy duty preferences. KAFTA preferential rules of origin (ROO) are agreed criteria used to ensure that this is the case. Preferential ROO are required to prevent transhipment, whereby goods from a third party are redirected through either Korea or Australia to avoid the payment of import tariffs. Any imports into Korea or Australia that do not comply with the ROO set out in Chapter 3 and Annex 3-A Schedule of Product Specific Rules will be subject to the general rate of duty instead of the preferential rates available under KAFTA.

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

  • wholly obtained or produced entirely in Australia (or Australia & Korea);
  • produced entirely in Australia (or Australia & Korea), from materials classified as ‘originating’ under the ROO; or
  • manufactured in Australia (or Australia & Korea) 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.

KAFTA Certificate of Origin is used to access the reduced tariff/duty rates on goods under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA).

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

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

Step 3: Once your form has been received and accepted, we will send the KAFTA 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.