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Preview & Print


Steps (13) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Application for a business registration certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Application for a operation license  (2) expand_more expand_less
Import permit Animals / Plants  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain shipping documents  (1) expand_more expand_less
Clearance  (5) expand_more expand_less
Release  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 7 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (x 5)
Funafuti Town Council Office (x 2)
Ministry of Natural Resources (x 2)
Shipping Agent
Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism - Port Office
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Tuvalu Revenue and Customs Department

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of Registration (Business licence)
Letter of approval
General receipt - license fee
Business operational licence (BOL)
Import Permit plant and plant products
Import permit for animal and animal products
Bill of Entry (paid-Customs/Wharfage)

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Application letter for operation license
Application letter for operation license
Certificate of Registration (Business licence)
Letter of approval
Certificate of Origin (Pacer signatories) (x 2)
Airway bill (to surrender)
Shipment Manifest
Customs Declaration
Import Permit plant and plant products
Bill of Lading (Fiji - Funafuti)
Commercial Invoice
Bill of Entry (paid-Customs)
Phytosanitary Certificate (From Country of Origin or Exporting Country) (x 2)
Bill of Entry (paid-Customs/Wharfage)
Business Registration Form
Business Registration Form

Estimated cost AUD  123.5

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AUD 100
Business Registration Fee
For Sole Trader - No Business Registration Fee
AUD 10
Import Permit Service Fee
Customs Handling Fee
AUD 0 -
AUD  11.48 per cubic meter (m³)
Wharfage fee per m³
AUD 13.5
Port Handling Fee

Total Duration 3 d - 20 d expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 3 d 20 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 3h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 5mn 4h. 45mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3 d 19 d

Laws 10 expand_more expand_less

Biosecurity Act Biosecurity Act, 2017 This Act imposes import prohibition, import permit, import quarantine, designation of import/export entry, import/export inspection and SPS certificate requirements of regulated articles. However, the products subject to specific requirements are not specified in the Act but are specified in the regulations.
  Article Animal and animal products; Plants and plant products.
Companies Act Companies Act, 1992
  Section  237
Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2014 Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2014
  Article 50 Entry of Imported Goods
licen Falekaupule Act, 1999
  articles 11.b, 58.1.c.xiii
Food Safety Act 2008 Food Safety Act 2008
Licences Act Amendment Order 2010 Licences Act Amendment Order, 2010
  articles 3, Schedule 1 +2
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