Australian Government - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

To protect Australia's borders and foster lawful trade and travel.

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand

The Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) was signed in Thailand, on 27 February 2009.

AANZFTA entered into force on various dates during 2010 for Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

AANZFTA entered into force on 1 January 2011 for Laos and on 4 January 2011 for Cambodia.

AANZFTA entered into force for Indonesia on 10 January 2012.

The full text of the AANZFTA, including Schedules, AANZFTA Fact Sheets, a Guide to the Chapters of the Agreement and a Background to Negotiations can be viewed on the DFAT website. Additionally, DFAT has published a document titled 'Making Use of AANZFTA to Export or Import Goods' to help exporters and importers to make full use of AANZFTA. It contains practical advice on how to find tariff commitments and Rules of Origin (ROO) requirements for individual products.

More information on the AANZFTA is available via the following links:

Australian Customs and Border Protection Notices
Practice Statement and Associated Documents
Product Specific Rules (in A4 format)
Claiming preference under the Integrated Cargo System (ICS)

Preference Scheme Type

Type Description of Preference Scheme Scheme Abreviation
AANZ ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement AANZFTA

Preference Rule Types

Rule Type Description of Preference Rule Type
Change in tariff heading ("General Rule" goods only)
Produced entirely from originating materials


Product specific rules
Regional value content ("General Rule" goods only)
Wholly obtained goods
Certificate of Origin (CO)
AANZFTA Certificate of Origin Issuing Authorities/Bodies

Change of Issuing Authority for Lao PDR

From 1 July 2012, the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be the authorised body for issuing AANZFTA Certificate of Origin for Lao PDR.

For Certificates of Origin issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Lao PDR prior to 1 July 2012, they are valid for 12 months in accordance with the Operational Certification Procedures in AANZFTA.

Origin Rulings

Any enquiries should be directed to the Customs Information and Support Centre by email to or phone 1300 363 263.