Export Documentation

Certificates of Origin – This is a document that can be used to satisfy your buyers that the products exported are wholly obtained or produced or manufactured in a particular country. Certain exports need export documents to be certified (authenticated) by a Chamber of Commerce.  The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce provides a certification service for Certificates of Origin and other trade documents, including Certificates of Manufacture and Certificates of Free Sale. This is available Monday to Friday, 9am - 4 pm.

E-Certificates of Origin

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eCert is an online system for certifying your export documentation. eCert is the fastest and most cost effective way to lodge and have your documents certified, without the need for couriers.

  • To register for eCert please click here.
  • If you have previously registered with the eCert system, log in here.

We have created one unified digital CO template to make doing business easy and to bring improvements to our customers.

Our new template is:

  • the same Certificate of Origin (CO) template for all Chambers across New Zealand
  • compliant with International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) guidelines
  • one template whether goods of New Zealand, foreign or mixed origin

Using the buttons below you can download the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough Chamber Certificate of Origin Templates and the Certificate of Origin Guide to help you fill in the template. All certificates must now be on the new template format introduced October 2021.

Manual Certificates of Origin:

Certificate of Origin (Nelson Tasman, 1 page template)

Certificate of Origin (Nelson Tasman, 2 page template)

Certificate of Origin (Marlborough, 1 page template)

Certificate of Origin (Marlborough, 2 page template)

Certificate of Origin (guide notes)

Certificate of Origin (FAQs)

Certificate of Free Sale 

Certificate of Manufacture


We are also able to manually process certificates for those few that cannot be done electronically.


SUBMIT COMPLETED FORM TO US BY EMAIL:info@commerce.org.nz Certified documents returned by courier or collected from our office Mon- Fri between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
DELIVER TO:  Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, NMIT campus,  Mahitahi Colab, 322 Hardy Street Nelson 7010

Documents certified while you wait. Please supply us with a file copy of each page to be certified.


Certificate of Origin Pricing  
Member Rate $31.69 incl GST
Non-Member Rate $46.00 incl GST
Replacement Certificate $11.55 incl GST


For information about export documentation please email David Kerr on info@commerce.org.nz or phone 03 548 1363.

Exporter Assistance

Break down borders and tap into the world’s largest international business network. Whether you import or export, are looking for contacts in overseas markets, are requiring international arbitration, or seeking a foreign investor, we have services to meet your needs.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand Government’s economic development agency, committed to helping businesses grow their international competitiveness, profitability and capability.


Country Profiles – The first step when carrying out your market research before entering a new market. These profiles will help provide useful information on doing business in specific countries.

Letters of Introduction – If you are visiting an overseas market you may benefit from some assistance in getting appointments with the right suppliers/potential customers. A letter of introduction can help and they can be obtained free of charge by members.

HS Codes

Are you required to provide an HS code on your export documents? The latest edition of HS codes has been released and came into effect on 1 January 2022. There is more information available from New Zealands Custom Service here. Handy tips and a video guide are available on the New Zealand Chambers website here.


By joining the Chamber you can access the World Chambers Federation encompassing over 12000 Accredited Chamber members across the world.

Embassies – We have established relationships with all embassies based in New Zealand