The Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an authorised agent of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the issue of documentary evidence of origin.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is approved by the Australian Government to issue “non-preferential” documentary evidence of origin for goods originated in and exported from Australia. This authority derives from the provisions of a series of international conventions.
At AACCI, we offer accurate export document certification services to Australian exporters. We maintain mutual recognition with the 22 Arab League countries. As the AACCI stamp is genuinely recognised, your certified and stamped documents are accepted in the Arab League countries where you export.
AACCI has strict procedures for document certification. This keeps Australian exporters and Arab importers safe and secure. We know the requirements for export document certification and are happy to assist our members determine which type of certificate of origin they need.
AACCI offers export document certification services at five (5) locations in five (5) states: Melbourne Airport in Victoria, Port Botany in New South Wales, Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Adelaide Airport in South Australia and Perth Airport in Western Australia.
We want to stay connected with our members’ needs and are happy to organise extra stamping services during religious and cultural festivals in Australia and the MENA Region.
Steps For Export Document Certification
Different documentary requirements for evidence of origin may apply depending on the nature of the goods.
These may include:
- Fully Australian Originated Goods (Certificate of Australian Origin)
- Non-Australian Goods (Certified Declaration of Origin)
When applying for the Certificate of Australian Origin (COO - Form CO6) or Certified Declaration of Origin (CDO - Form CO9) and before presenting these documents to AACCI for certification, exporters must consider the following steps and take the following actions:
As an exporter, you must familiarise yourself with the rules and the procedure for export document certification and stamping.
You need to understand the origin of goods evidence requirements of the intended country of import as well as the evidence requirements of the importer, who may, at any time, require additional commercial documents.
You must freshly download the required Certificate of Origin to ensure you use the most current version.
You need to provide any supporting evidence requested and required; that is, take note of the requirements for Certified Declaration of Origin and the proof of origin required.
Ensure you complete all fields on the Certificate of Origin and/or the Declaration of Origin and that the form is signed by the authorised company signatory. AACCI will not stamp incomplete, unsigned, undated or out-of-date documents.
Find out if, in addition to being certified, the importing country requires the documents to be legalised by the diplomatic mission of the importing country.*
Complete the Exporter Registration Form before you present the documents to AACCI for certification, and note that it is mandatory to update the form every 12 months.
Consider joining AACCI as a member, which is an option on the Exporter Registration Form. AACCI membership offers a range of benefits, including a 34% discount on stamping fees per set and an on-account charging facility. Note that GST does not apply to payments for CO6 and CO9.
Present one extra copy of CO6 at the point of stamping. With CO9, you also need to provide proof of origin from the country where the goods originate from.
AACCI is required to retain a copy of the CO6 and/or CO9 on record.
A $5.00 photocopy and a $10.00 printing charge per page apply should no extra copy be provided.
At the time of stamping, make sure you present a full set of export documents which may include, in addition to the COO or the CDO, a commercial invoice, packing list, health & Halal certificate and/or any other relevant certificates required by the importing country, such as conformity certificate etc.
As an exporter, you must check and familiarise yourself with all the requirements of the importing country.
If there has been a substantial error or late changes to the terms of the export contract, an exporter may apply for an amendment to a documentary evidence of origin that has already been issued. In such circumstances, a duly amended certificate can be issued.
When applying for an amendment, the original certificate will be presented with a copy of the new amended certificate. Copies of both are to be supplied for AACCI’s records. The amendment date cannot exceed one month from the date of issue of the original document.