The Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 22 May 2012.
MAFTA entered into force on 1 January 2013.
Full text of MAFTA is available on the
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and Trade web site. DFAT has also published information regarding
Certificates of Origin and Declarations of Origin under MAFTA.
AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION NOTICES
PRACTICE STATEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES
THE INTEGRATED CARGO SYSTEM – CLAIMING PREFERENCE
To claim preferential tariff rates under MAFTA, the following codes should be used in the ICS:
Description of Preference Scheme
Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Preference Rule Types (Select the appropriate Rule Type)
|Rule Type ||Description of Origin Criteria|
Produced entirely from originating materials
Product specific rules
Wholly obtained goods
For more information, please read the following:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPORT A CLAIM FOR PREFERENCE UNDER MAFTA
- A MAFTA Certificate of Origin issued by the
Ministry of International Trade and Industry in Malaysia.
Sample of MAFTA Certificate of Origin
- The Certificate of Origin must contain the following Data Requirements (as listed in the Appendix to Annex on Operational Certification Procedures, Chapter 3 of MAFTA):
- name and details of the exporter/producer;
- declaration by the exporter/producer or their authorised representative that the goods are originating;
- description of the goods;
- HS Code (6 digits); and
- origin conferring criteria.
APPLYING FOR AN ORIGIN ADVICE RULING
The Department will provide written advice, upon request, for determining whether goods are Malaysian originating for the purposes of claiming MAFTA preference.