Further Trade Agreements
Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation.
The Agreement between NZ and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) came into force on 1 December 2013. The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu is also known as ‘Chinese Taipei’.
On entry into force, 70% of tariff lines for goods entering Chinese Taipei will be free of duty. Duty on the remaining lines will decrease over a 12-year period. Information on the rules of origin for imports from Chinese Taipei and exports to Chinese Taipei is set out in Fact Sheet 48 (PDF 346 KB).
Further information on the Agreement, including a tariff finder and information on doing business in Chinese Taipei, is available on the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office for Chinese Taipei website. The website provides links to the following ANZTEC and JG provisions, which have been incorporated into New Zealand law:
- Rules of Origin (Chapter 3)
- Implementing Arrangement on Rules of Origin Operational Procedures
- Product Specific Rules Schedule
- Tariff Schedule (NZ).
Claiming preference in Chinese Taipei
ANZTEC does not require a third party issued certificate of origin – the exporter can self-declare that the good is an originating good. An example declaration and certificate can be found here.
Claiming Preference in New Zealand
An NZ importer may make a claim for preferential tariff treatment on the basis of a certificate of origin, a declaration of origin, or other evidence sufficient to prove that the goods satisfy the relevant rules of origin provisions. If requested by Customs, an importer claiming preference must be able to provide sufficient evidence to substantiate the claim.
Rules of Origin Provisions
Customs and Excise Regulations 1996 (NZ Legislation)
Product Specific Rules
- Schedule Chinese–Taipei (PDF 3.18 MB)
- Schedule Chinese-Taipei (2022) (PDF 2 MB)
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