Free trade agreements



On 4 March 2019, in Jakarta, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham and his Indonesian counterpart Minister for Trade H.E Enggartiasto Lukita, signed the Indonesia‑Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).

The implementing legislation received the Royal Assent on 3 December 2019.

More information, including the text of IA‑CEPA is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Entry into force

IA‑CEPA entered into force on 5 July 2020.


Product specific rules


Australian Customs Notice

Integrated Cargo System – claiming preference

To claim preferential customs duty rates under IA-CEPA, the following codes should be used in the Integrated Cargo System:

Preference scheme type

Type Description of preference scheme
IEPAIndonesia‑Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Preference rule types

Select the appropriate rule type

Rule TypeDescription of Origin Criteria
WOGoods wholly obtained or produced in Indonesia
PEGoods produced in Indonesia from originating materials
CTCGoods produced in Indonesia or in Indonesia and Australia from non originating materials that meet a change in tariff classification (CTC) PSR
QVCGoods produced in Indonesia or in Indonesia and Australia from non originating materials that meet a qualifying value content (QVC) PSR
SPGoods produced in Indonesia or in Indonesia and Australia from non originating materials meeting a specific process rule (such as a chemical reaction rule) PSR

What you will need to support a claim for preference under IA‑CEPA

A Declaration of Origin or a Certificate of Origin is the basis for a claim for preferential treatment under IA-CEPA. Further details can be found in the guide above.

Declaration of Origin

A DOO can only be completed by an exporter registered or certified by the exporting Party in accordance with its laws and regulations. The Australian and Indonesian Governments are working on the conditions necessary for authorised or registered exporters to issue DOOs.

For exports from Australia to Indonesia, Australian registered exporters may choose to self-complete a Declaration of Origin (DOO) to support their claim for preferential tariff treatment under IA-CEPA.

To be eligible to make an IA-CEPA DOO for exports to Indonesia, Australian exporters must be registered in Australia. Registration is through the Australian Business Register (ABR). The ABR provides a unique identifying number (Australian Business Number or ABN) which is required to appear on the DOO as one of the data requirements listed in Annex 4 B.

In addition, Australian exporters should ensure their information in the ABR is accurate and up-to-date and matches exactly the information provided on the DOO (e.g. company name, ABN number and contact details).​

More detail is available in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Guide to using IA-CEPA to export or import goods.

The Declaration of Origin must comply with the requirements of Article 4.20 and contain the minimum data set out in Annex 4‑B:

Certificate of Origin

The COO must be completed by the manufacturer, producer, or exporter of the good or its authorised representative and must be issued through an Issuing Body. ​For imports to Australia, Indonesia’s Issuing Body is the Indonesian Ministry of Trade.

For exports to Indonesia, Australia’s Issuing Bodies are:

  • The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
  • The Australian Industry Group (AIG)
  • Ozdocs International Pty Ltd.​

Details of Australia’s Issuing Bodies can be found in the guide above.​​

The Certificate of Origin must comply with the requirements of Article 4.20 and Annex 4‑A. Annex 4‑A sets out the Procedures for Issuing Certificates of Origin.

The Annex contains the list of data requirements in Appendix 4-A.1:

Applying for an origin advice ruling

The Australian Border Force will provide written advice, upon request, for determining whether a good is an Indonesian originating good for the purposes of claiming IA‑CEPA preference. For further information, see: