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New Zealand-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

The New Zealand–Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA) was signed in Kuala Lumpur on 26 October 2009 and entered into force on 1 August 2010.

Malaysia is also a Party to the ASEAN-Australia New Zealand Free Trade Area Agreement (AANZFTA). Traders should consider which agreement provides the most benefit for their imported/exported products.

Further information on the Rules of Origin for the MNZFTA is set out in Fact Sheet 44 (PDF 237 KB). Additional information on the MNZFTA is also available on the MFAT website.

Claiming Preference in Malaysia

Unlike AANZFTA, goods exported from NZ to Malaysia under the MNZFTA do not require a certificate of origin from an NZ certification body. A claim that goods are eligible for preferential tariff treatment must be supported by an exporter or producer declaration (further information is set out in Fact Sheet 44).

Claiming Preference in New Zealand

A New Zealand 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