A. General Information

1. Title

Electronic exchange of Certificate of Origin between New Zealand and China

2. Status of the project
3. Implementation period of the project/service:
December 2016
5. Geographical coverage
Participating countries: China, New Zealand
6. Participating agencies/entities of the project/service:
a. Development stage
Lead agencies/entities
NZ customs General Administration of China customs
Other participating agencies/entities
b. Operational stage
Lead agencies/entities (op)
NZ customs NZ Chambers of Commerce General Administration of China customs
Other participating agencies/entities (op)
7. Main stakeholders/beneficiaries of the project
Traders (big enterprises)
Traders (SMEs)
Customs brokers
8. Business process category of the project
Regulatory/official control

B. Lessons Learned

9. Summary description of the project/service
a. Objective(s)

In December 2016, NZ Customs and the General Administration of China Customs launched the Joint Electronic Verification System (JEVS). The system sends Certificate of Origin (CoO) information to China customs, which is compared to the Chinese Import Declaration. If all details match, the shipments are cleared with ease and the traders utilize an efficient trade process between both countries.

Under the new JEV system, exporters would need to enter a unique certificate of origin reference number on their electronic export documents, which would then be matched to the electronic data shared between the two agencies.

b. Business need for the project (background)

The need to improve work processes, further facilitating trade, saving clearance time and efforts, ensure reliable exchange of information.

c. Business process covered*

Certificates will only be certified listing goods with a current approved goods registration

Signatories will need to be registered in eCertify for the Certificate applications to transmit to the certifying Chamber.

In addition to the PDF Certificate of Origin, which will be emailed to the applicant once certified, NZ Customs automatically receives a file of the data contained on the Certificate of Origin. Data for NZ China Certificates of Origin also transmits automatically in real time to China Customs.

Certificate of Origin applications are processed within one working day.

d. Overall architecture and functionalities*

Electronic system receives and transmits data elements on CoOs when issued by authorized body in New Zealand.

An automated data matching system between data from the CoOs and that from corresponding export entry to provide enhanced validation to both importing and exporting party Customs.

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e. Relevant document/figure
10. Documents and data exchanged via the project

Electronic certificates of origin

11. Data models/databases, proprietary solutions, hybrid approaches

Data exchange is carried out via the Joint Electronic Verification System (JEVS) launched by the customs administrations of New Zealand and China.

12. Main challenges faced during the project

The need to protect data

Ensuring that commercially sensitive information goes into right hands

Ensuring no loss of data in transit

13. Lessons learned from the project
14. Main benefit(s) of the project
Enhanced regulatory compliance*
Transaction Cost savings*
Transaction Time savings
Simplified process
14A. Elaborations/detailed description on benefits gained

Instant information from New Zealand to China

Effective system to resolve preference claims

Trade barriers are minimized

More information in advance

Full history of information

15. Technical/financial/capacity building/other assistance
16. Future plan for expansion of the project
17. Other information or relevant references on the project

18. Relevant document regarding the project

C. Relevant Standards

20. Electronic message standard
20A. Electronic message standard supporting the project
20B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the project
21. Technical communication standard
21A. Technical communication standard supporting the project
21B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the project
22. Security-related standards*
22A. Security-related standard supporting the project
22B. Type of security-related standard applied for the project
23. Other Technical Information
23A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
23B. Other technical implementation information