Legislation
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EntryIntoForce
SPS; Other; Import Licence; Importation of Animals Act, 1919 01.01,03,0407.90,0407.29,0407.21,0407.19,0407.11,05.07,04.10,05.04,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.03,01.05,01.04,01.03,01.02,0202.10,02.01,0106.39,0106.33,0106.32,0106.31,0106.20,0106.19,0106.14,0106.13,0106.12,41.02,41.01,41.03 Dogs. Animal means any animal except the human animal and includes birds, reptiles, fish and the young and eggs of any thereof and the carcass of any animal. Carcass means the carcass of an animal and includes part of a carcass, and the meat, bones, hide, skin, hooves, offal or other part of an animal, separately or otherwise, or any portion thereof. Dogs. All countries Department of Agriculture 17/07/1919
Service; Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations, 1964 Air service means any service performed by any aircraft for hire or reward. Subject to the provisions of paragraph (3) or regulation 23, nothing in these Regulations shall apply to — (a) the British Airways Board in respect of such journeys, on such routes, as the Minister may from time to time specify; (b) any air transport operator, whose principal place of business is in a country other than — (i) the United Kingdom; or (ii) a territory for whose foreign relations Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom is responsible; in respect of journeys performed by such operator in accordance with the provisions of any agreement for the time being in force between Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and the Government of that country. All countries Air Transport Licensing Authority
Other; TBT; Service; Alcoholic Drink Act, 1984 22.08,22.07,22.05,22.04,22.03,2106.90,3302.90 Goods: Alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drink means spirits, wine, beer or sour toddy; or any other liquid containing alcohol that is used, intended for use or fit for use as a drink, of a strength exceeding 2 proof. Beer means ale, stout, porter, cider, perry, spruce beer, black beer or any other kind of beer; and any liquid made or sold as beer, or as a substitute for beer within the meaning of paragraph (a), of a strength exceeding 2 proof. Services: Distribution and sales of alcoholic drinks All countries Alcoholic Drink (Licensing) Committee 01/01/1985
Service; Other; Alcoholic Drinks (Amendment) Act, 2017 Goods: Alcoholic drink Services: Distribution and sales of alcoholic drinks All countries Alcoholic Drink (Licensing) Committee 24/11/2017
Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Other; TBT; Arms and Ammunition Act, 1964 93.04,9303.90,9303.30,9303.20,9303.10,93.02,9306.30,9306.29,9306.21 Arms and ammunitions. Ammunition means ammunition for any arm as hereinafter defined and includes bullets, cartridges, shells or anything designed or adapted for or capable of use with any arm, or designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other thing but does not include spears discharged from an arm solely for the purpose of killing fish. Arm means any lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, or which can be adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet or other missile, any air gun or air pistol of whatever description, and any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing dangerous to persons, and includes any component part of any such weapon, and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon, but does not include articles designed or adapted solely to discharge spears for spearing fish. Arms and ammunitions. Ammunition means ammunition for any arm as hereinafter defined and includes bullets, cartridges, shells or anything designed or adapted for or capable of use with any arm, or designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other thing but does not include spears discharged from an arm solely for the purpose of killing fish. Arm means any lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, or which can be adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet or other missile, any air gun or air pistol of whatever description, and any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing dangerous to persons, and includes any component part of any such weapon, and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon, but does not include articles designed or adapted solely to discharge spears for spearing fish. All countries Commissioner of Police 17/02/1964
Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Arms and Ammunition Regulations, 1964 93.04,9303.90,9303.30,9303.20,9303.10,93.02 Arms and ammunitions, including shot guns and rifles. Arms and ammunitions, including shot guns and rifles. All countries Commissioner of Police 19/02/1964
SPS; Other; Biosecurity Act, 2017 01.01,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.08,02.03,01.04,01.03,01.02,0202.10,02.01,0106.19,0106.14,0106.13,0106.12,02.09,12.11,06.02 Animal and animal products; plants and plant products. All countries Department of Agriculture 13/12/2017
Service; Building Act, 2019 Building works such as erection, alteration or demolition of buildings. All countries Department of Public Works 01/07/2019
Service; Cinemas and Films Act, 1978 Exhibition of films and cinema services. All countries Office of the Prime Minister 01/10/1978
Service; Other; Civil Aviation Act, 2006 Goods: Civil aircrafts. Services: Civil aviation, commercial air transport operations, domestic commercial air transportation, operators and airman services including foreign services. Civil aircraft means an aircraft, other than state or public aircraft. Civil aviation means the operation of a civil aircraft for the purpose of general aviation operations, aerial work or commercial air transport operations. Commercial air transport operation means an aircraft operation involving the transport of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration or hire. Domestic commercial air transport means the carriage by aircraft of persons or property for remuneration or hire or the carriage of mail within Tuvalu. Operator means a person, organisation or enterprise engaged in or offering to engage in an aircraft operation. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism 28/11/2006
Service; Climate Change Resilience Act, 2019 Exploration, mining or extraction of fossil fuels, including oil, coal, gas or other related substances. All countries Director of Climate Change and Disaster 01/07/2019
Service; Other; Companies Act, 1992 A- All types of goods and services. All countries Ministry of Finance 02/04/1992
Service; Other; TBT; Companies and Business Registration Act, 1978 A- All types of goods and services. All countries Ministry of Finance 01/10/1978
Other; Service; Companies and Business Registration Regulations, 1981 A- All types of goods and services. All countries Ministry of Finance 01/03/1981
Other; Service; Consumption Tax (Amendment) Regulation, 2011 85.03,1701.99,1701.14,1701.13,1701.12,1905.90,2710.20,2710.19,2710.12,1102.90,1102.20,1101.00,1006.40,1006.30,1006.20,1006.10 All types of goods and services except medical, dental, nursing and health services; education services; financial services; lease of land for residential purposes; the first 50 kilowatts of domestic electricity supply, per month; aviation fuel; flour, rice and cabin biscuits; sugar and cooking oil; any other type of good or service as determined by the Minister.; distillate fuels that have been imported by the Tuvalu Electricity Corporation for the purpose of running the main electricity generators on each of the islands of Tuvalu; spare parts for machinery that is used in connection with Tuvalu Electricity Corporation's running of the main electricity generators on each of the islands of Tuvalu. All countries Department of Tax and Revenue 19/12/2011
Other; Service; Consumption Tax Act, 2008 85.03,1701.99,1701.14,1701.13,1701.12,2710.20,2710.19,2710.12,1102.90,1102.20,11.01,1006.40,1006.20,1006.10 All types of goods and services except the following - (a) medical, dental, nursing and health services; education services; financial services; lease of land for residential purposes; the first 50 kilowatts of domestic electricity supply, per month; aviation fuel; flour, rice and cabin biscuits; sugar and cooking oil; any other type of good or service as determined by the Minister. (b) an export of goods and services for use outside Tuvalu; a supply of international transport of goods or passenger services from a place outside Tuvalu to another place or if the transport or part of the transport is across the territory of Tuvalu; the supply of goods as part of the transfer of part or whole of a business as a going concern by a registered person to another registered person[....] (c) imports by a government entity, other than a public enterprise; imports not exceeding $25 in value accompanying a person arriving in Tuvalu; and imports by diplomats according to law. All countries Department of Tax and Revenue 01/07/2009
Other; Service; Consumption Tax Regulations, 2009 All types of goods and services except medical, dental, nursing and health services; education services; financial services; lease of land for residential purposes; the first 50 kilowatts of domestic electricity supply, per month; aviation fuel; flour, rice and cabin biscuits; sugar and cooking oil; any other type of good or service as determined by the Minister; distillate fuels that have been imported by the Tuvalu Electricity Corporation for the purpose of running the main electricity generators on each of the islands of Tuvalu; spare parts for machinery that is used in connection with Tuvalu Electricity Corporation's running of the main electricity generators on each of the islands of Tuvalu. All countries Department of Tax and Revenue 01/07/2009
Other; Copra Act, 1977 12.03,1513.11,1513.19 Specified coconut products, Copra. All countries Agriculture Department 04/05/1977
TBT; Copra Regulations, 1973 1513.19,1513.11,12.03 Copra and copra products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture 04/05/1977
Other; Copyright Act, 1917 A- All types of goods and performance services for which copyrights exist. All countries Registrar of Trademarks 13/06/1917
Other; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Counter Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime Act, 2009 Nuclear materials means any of the following: (a) plutonium with an isotopic concentration of not more than 80% in plutonium-238; (b) uranium-233; (c) uranium containing uranium-233 or uranium-235 or both; (d) uranium with a naturally occurring isotopic concentration, other than uranium in the form of ore or ore residue; (e) a substance containing nuclear material. Goods: Explosives or other lethal devices, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, nuclear materials, plastic explosives including unmarked ones, radioactive devices, radioactive materials and weapons. Services: Commercial carriers. Commercial carrier includes a company, or the owner, operator or person in charge for any means of transport that engages in the transport of goods or people for commercial gain. Explosive or other lethal device means an explosive or other incendiary weapon or device that is designed or has the capability to cause death, serious bodily injury or substantial material damage; or a weapon or device that is designed or has the capability to cause death, serious bodily injury or substantial material damage through the release, dissemination or impact of toxic chemicals, biological agents, toxins or similar substances or radiation or radioactive materials. Nuclear, chemical or biological weapon means nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices; chemical weapon which are, together or separately: (i) toxic chemicals and their precursors, except where intended for: (A) industrial, agricultural, research, medical pharmaceutical, or other peaceful purposes; or (B) protective purposes, namely those purposes directly related to protection against toxic chemicals and to protection against chemical weapons; or (C) military purposes not connected with the use of chemical weapons and not dependent on the use of the toxic properties of chemicals as a method of warfare; or (D) law enforcement including domestic riot control purposes, as long as the types and quantities are consistent with such purposes: (ii) munitions and devices specifically designed to cause death or other harm through the toxic properties of those toxic chemicals specified in subparagraph (i), which would be released as a result of the employment of such munitions and devices: (iii) any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions and devices specified in subparagraph (ii): (c) biological weapons which are: (i) microbial or other biological agents, or toxins whatever their origin or method of production, of types and in quantities that have no justification for prophylactic, protective or other peaceful purposes; or (ii) weapons, equipment or means of delivery designed to use such agents or toxins for hostile purposes or in armed conflict. Nuclear materials means any of the following: (a) plutonium with an isotopic concentration of not more than 80% in plutonium-238; (b) uranium-233; (c) uranium containing uranium-233 or uranium-235 or both; (d) uranium with a naturally occurring isotopic concentration, other than uranium in the form of ore or ore residue; (e) a substance containing nuclear material. Plastic explosive means an explosive that: (a) is formulated with 1 or more high explosives that in their pure form have a vapour pressure less than 10-4 Pa at a temperature of 25C; and (b) is formulated with a binder material; and (c) is, when mixed, malleable or flexible at normal room temperature. Radioactive device means: (a) any nuclear explosive device; or (b) any radioactive material dispersal or radiation-emitting device which may, owing to its radiological properties, cause death, serious bodily injury or substantial damage to property or to the environment. Radioactive material means nuclear material and other radioactive substances which contain nuclides which undergo spontaneous disintegration (a process accompanied) by emission of one or more types of ionizing radiation, such as alpha-, beta-, neutron particles and gamma rays) and which may, owing to their radiological or fissile properties, cause death, serious bodily injury or substantial damage to property or to the environment. Unmarked plastic explosive means a plastic explosive that does not contain a detection agent; or at the time of manufacture, does not contain the minimum concentration level of a detection agent mentioned in the table to Part 2 of the Technical Annex to the Plastic Explosives Convention. Weapon includes a firearm, chemical, biological or nuclear weapon. All countries Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs 03/12/2009
Quota / Prohibition; Import Licence; SPS; TBT; Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act, 2014 04.09,63.09,8711.50,93.04,9303.90,9303.30,9303.20,9303.10,93.02,9306.30,9306.29,9306.21,8436.80,2208.70,2208.40,2208.30,2208.20,2208.90,24.02,24.03,0106.41,0511.99,3926.90,5302.10,2939.19,2939.11,2939.80,2939.71 Certain quality of absolute alcohol and ethyl alcohol; Arms and ammunition; Cannabis sativa (known as Indian hemp or bhang), cannabis indica, choras, or any preparation or mixture thereof; Stupefying or tear gas in any form whatsoever and all weapons. instruments or appliances for firing or using such gas, and gas containers or cartridges for such weapons or other instruments or appliances; Tobacco extracts, essences or other concentrations of tobacco, or any admixture thereof, tobacco stalks and tobacco stalk flour; motor-bicycle having as its means of propulsion an internal combustion engine, the cylinder capacity of which is greater than 250 cubic centimeters and any such engine, or other part, intended for use in such motor-bicycle; Honey, products containing a substantial proportion of honey, live or dead bees at any stage of the life cycle, and second-hand equipment, appliances or clothing used for beekeeping. All types of goods. All countries Ministry of Finance - Customs Department 13/01/2015
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Other; Dangerous Drugs Act, 1948 2106.90,1302.19,1302.11,1211.90,1211.40,3003.90,2939.19,2939.11,2938.10,2939.80,2939.79,2939.71 'Cocaine' means methyl-benzoyl laevo-ecgonine([a] D 20o = -16o4) in 20 per cent solution of chloroform of which the formula is C17H21O4N; 'Coca leaf' means the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca Lamarck and the Erythroxylon novo-granatense (Morris) Hieronymus and their varieties belonging to the family Erythroxylaceae and the leaf of other species of this genus from which it may be found possible to extract cocaine either directly or by chemical transformation; 'Crude cocaine' means any extract of the coca leaf which can be used directly or indirectly for the manufacture of cocaine; 'Dangerous drug' means any of the substances which may be from time to time subject to the provisions of this Act; Refer to Schedule 2 (Section 13) of this Act. 'Diacetylmorphine” means diacetylmorphine (diamorphine, heroin) having the formula C17H23O5N (C17H17(C2H3O)2 O3N; 'Ecgonine' means laevo-ecgonine ([a] D 200 = - 450 6 in 5 per cent solution of water) of which the formula is C9H15O3NH2O and all the derivatives of laevo-ecgonine which may serve industrially for its recovery; 'Indian hemp' means either of the plants Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica or any portion thereof; 'Medicinal opium' means raw opium which has undergone the processes necessary to adapt it for medicinal use in accordance with the requirements of the British Pharmacopoeia, whether in powder form or granulated or otherwise, or mixed with neutral materials; 'Morphine' means the principal alkaloid of opium having the formula C17H19OsN; 'Prepared opium' means the product of raw opium obtained by a series of special operations, especially by dissolving, boiling, roasting and fermentation designed to transform it into an extract suitable for consumption, and includes dross and all other residues remaining after opium has been smoked; 'Raw opium' means the spontaneously coagulated juice obtained from the capsules of the Papaver somniferum which has been submitted only to the necessary manipulations for packing and transport, whatever its morphine content. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 20/10/1948
Other; Dogs Amendment Act, 2019 0106.19 Dogs. All countries Dog Management and Control Committee 17/04/2019
Service; Education (Approved Teachers) Regulations Education services, teaching. All countries Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Service; Education Act, 1976 Education services, teaching. All countries Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports 29/12/1976
Service; Employment Act (Fees) Regulations, 1991 Recruiting services All countries Commissioner of Labour 01/09/1991
TBT; Other; Energy Efficiency Act, 2016 Products or electrical appliances listed in Schedule 1A and 1B of the Regulations; Second hand products of product class subjected to this Act imported by a consumer for personal use. All countries Ministry of Public Utilities and Environment - Energy Department 27/05/2016
Other; TBT; Service; Environment Protection (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations, 2014 Goods: Genetically modified organisms Services: All developmental activities that fall under the purview of this regulation is listed under Schedule 1. All countries Ministry of Fisheries and Trade 04/02/2014
Other; TBT; Environment Protection (Litter and Waste Control) Regulations, 2013 25.24,2829.19,2903.19,2903.92,2710.91,3915.90,3915.30,3915.20,2932.99,2925.29,2915.90,2910.90,29.10,2908.99,2908.19,2908.11,2921.59,2924.19,2919.10,2918.99,38.08,38.25,3824.99,3824.82,3824.91,3915.10 Hazardous wastes are: (a) any wastes which are, or which have the potential to be, toxic or poisonous, or which may cause injury or damage to human health or to the environment; (b) any specific substance, object or thing determined under any law to be a hazardous waste; and (c) any other matter or thing deemed under international conventions applicable to Tuvalu [(a) the Stockholm Convention; (b) the Waigani Convention] to be hazardous wastes, or to have the characteristics of hazardous wastes. All countries Solid Waste Agency 25/10/2013
Other; Service; Environment Protection Act, 2008 2302.50,2302.40,2302.30,2302.10,2301.20,2301.10,23.03,23.08,23.06,23.05,23.04,0511.99,3824.99 Goods: Waste including toxic, hazardous or radioactive wastes or hazardous chemicals (it includes matter — (a) in liquid, solid, gaseous or radioactive form (whether toxic or not) and which is discharged into the environment; or (b) which is the by product of any process activity or development with no apparent value or beneficial function; or (c) human excrement or faeces; or (d) animal excrement or remains; or (e) any other matter or thing which is prescribed by regulations made under this Act to be waste.) Services: Any activities that has an impact to the environment. All countries Environment Department - Partnership House 18/08/2008
Other; Service; Exchange Control Regulations, 1983 Goods: Wrought gold, foreign currency (excludes all currency except Fiji dollars, New Zealand dollars, pounds sterling and United States dollars) Services: Transfer of wrought gold, foreign currency and securities. Wrought gold means gold and gold alloys which have apparently been worked or manufactured for professional or trade purposes and includes waste products arising from the working or manufacturing of gold alloys for professional or trade purposes. It not apply to wrought gold unless it is worked or manufactured in contravention of these regulations or Tuvalu gold commemorative or to items of personal adornment of a value not exceeding $1,000. All countries National Bank of Tuvalu 01/04/1983
Import Licence; TBT; Explosives Act, 1927 65.05,3912.90,3604.90,36.03,36.02,36.01 Explosive means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powder, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance, whether similar to those above-mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion; and includes fog signals, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as above defined; but does not include cartridges for firearms. Explosive means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powder, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance, whether similar to those above-mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion; and includes fog signals, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as above defined; but does not include cartridges for firearms. All countries Commissioner of Police 25/04/1927
Service; Falekaupule (Amendment) (No.1) Act, 2019 Direct election and removal of the Kaupule members. All countries Ministry of Local Government and Agriculture 23/09/2019
Service; Falekaupule Act, 1999 Any activity that is considered for development in the Falekaupule listed in Schedule 1 concerning their land, foreshore, marine life or mineral deposits, internal waters, lagoons and lakes of every island or atoll comprised within that area, and the territorial waters, being the first 12 miles of the territorial sea, adjacent to every such island or atoll. Tuvalu Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development 01/01/1999
SPS; TBT; Other; Food Safety Act, 2007 Food means any substance, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which is intended for human consumption, and includes drinks, chewing gum and any substance which has been used in the manufacture, preparation or treatment of food but does not include cosmetics or tobacco or substances used only as drugs. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 10/10/2007
Service; Foreign Direct Investment Act, 1996 Any services : Private foreign direct investments in Tuvalu. All countries Ministry of Finance 01/09/1996
Service; Quota / Prohibition; Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1964 9504.90 Goods: Gaming machines. Services: Gaming and lottery services; excludes gaming with gaming machines. All countries Ministry of Finance 31/01/1964
Service; Other; Harbours Act, 1957 Goods: All kinds of movable personal property including animals and unpowder or any other explosive material. Services: Harbour, port and wharfage services. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism 05/06/1957
Service; Harbours Regulations, 1958 Pilot services at harbours and wharves. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism
Service; Health Professional Act, 2016 Health services provided by medical practitioners; dentists, dental therapists, dental technicians; nurses, nurse practitioners, and midwives; pharmacists or pharmacy technicians; any allied health professional or paramedical (including but not limited to Medical Imaging Technologists, physiotherapists or physical therapist, medical laboratory technologists or Biomedical Technician); nutritionist, dietician, health inspectors and health promotion assistants; and any class of health professional declared under subsection (2). All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 27/05/2016
Other; Import Levy (Imposition of Levy) Order, 1997 All types of goods except - 1. Accompanied personal baggage not recorded in the ship's manifest; 2. Postal packets; 3. Water; 4. Goods in respect of which by virtue of the Diplomatic Privileges Act or an order made thereunder no import duty or customs is payable; 5. Goods imported as gifts for the government by or on behalf of any government or international organisation as part of an aid programme to Tuvalu; 6. All goods imported by or for the government. All countries Ministry of Finance - Customs Department 08/09/1997
Other; Import Levy (Special Fund) Act, 1997 A- All types of goods. All countries Ministry of Finance - Customs Department 11/04/1997
Other; Import Levy Fund Regulations, 1997 A- All types of goods. All countries Ministry of Finance - Customs Department 08/09/1997
SPS; Quota / Prohibition; Importation of Animals Regulations, 1965 0407.90,04.07,0104.20,0103.92,0103.91,0102.39,0102.29,0101.90,0101.30,0101.29,0106.90 Horses, cattle, dogs, cats, sheep, goats and swine, undomesticated animals, poultry, eggs for incubation. *Per product, affected countries vary. All countries Department of Agriculture
Service; Other; Lagoon Shipping Act, 1958 Goods: Shipping vessels. Services: Shipping services on lagoons and inland waters. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism - Port Office 01/01/1958
Service; Other; Lagoon Shipping Regulations, 1958 Goods: Shipping vessels of C and D class; all foreign-going vessel registered outside Tuvalu and engaged in trade or passenger traffic within Tuvalu. Services: Shipping services. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism - Marine Department 01/01/1958
Service; Licences Act Amendment Order, 2010 All services mentioned in Schedules 1 and 2. All countries Ministry of Finance 01/04/2010
Service; Licences Act, 1917 All services mentioned in Schedules 1 and 2. All countries Islands Town Council 31/12/1917
Service; Other; Marine Pollution (Amendment) Act, 2017 Goods: Anti-fouling paints and systems; noxious liquid substances included under Appendix II of Annex II of MARPOL 73/78; organotin compounds; plastics; marine pollutants listed under the IMDG code; all shipping vessels. Services: Shipping services. All countries Director of Marine and Port Services 24/11/2017
Service; Other; Marine Resources (Amendment) Act, 2012 8902.00 Goods: Fishing vessels. Services: Fishing, including artisanal fishing. All countries Ministry of Fisheries & Trade 04/05/2012
Service; Other; Marine Resources (Amendment) Act, 2017 Goods: Domestic-based foreign fishing vessels, foreign fishing vessels, local fishing vessels. Services: Domestic-based foreign fishing, commercial pilot fishing, marine scientific research, transhipment, or such other fishing or other activities, transhipment, or such other fishing or other activity related to fisheries; fish processing establishments. All countries Ministry of Fisheries and Trade 12/12/2017
Service; Other; Marine Resources Act, 2006 8902.00 Goods: Fishing vessels. Services: Domestic-based fishing, foreign fishing, commercial fishing, commercial pilot fishing, marine scientific research, related activities, transhipment, or such other fishing or other activities, transhipment, or such other fishing or other activity related to fisheries; fish processing establishments, local fishing vessel fishing on the high seas. All countries Ministry of Fisheries and Trade 21/08/2006
Service; Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, 1964 Dental officer and medical practitioners. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 16/03/1964
Service; Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2012 Merchant shipping services by foreign vessels. Foreign vessel means a sea-going ship of any type, class, size or weight, including any exempt ship, engaged in any kind of trade, service or international maritime activity, including a ship for leisure and recreation, owned by a foreign owner. All countries Tuvalu Registration of Foreign Vessel Administration 04/05/2012
Service; Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Tuvalu) Order, 1975 Oil merchant shipping services. Tuvalu,United Kingdom Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism 03/02/1976
Service; Merchant Shipping (Registration of Foreign Vessels) Regulations, 2004 8906.90,89.03,8901.90 Services: Merchant shipping services. All countries Tuvalu Registration of Foreign Vessel Administration 05/05/2004
Service; Merchant Shipping Act, 1988 8903.99,8903.92,8903.91,8903.10,8901.90 Services: Merchant shipping services by using ships other than — (a) that is less than 10 metres in length; or (b) that is in the opinion of the Registrar of traditional build: or (c) that is prescribed or belongs to a class or description of ships that is prescribed; or (d) that is engaged in any class of navigation or trading, or used for any purpose, that is prescribed. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism 01/06/1988
Import Licence; Other; TBT; Methylated Spirit Act, 1984 2207.20 Methylated spirit means spirit denatured in any way, and any mixture containing any such spirit. Methylated spirit means spirit denatured in any way, and any mixture containing any such spirit. All countries Department of Police
TBT; Other; Import Licence; Methylated Spirit Regulations, 1985 Methylated spirit means spirit denatured in any way, and any mixture containing any such spirit. Methylated spirit means spirit denatured in any way, and any mixture containing any such spirit. All countries Department of Police 01/06/1985
Service; TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Mineral Development Licensing Act, 1978 Goods: Radioactive minerals that contain by weight at least 0.05% of uranium or thorium or any combination thereof, including but not limited to monazite sand and other ores containing thorium; carnotite, pitchblende and other ores containing uranium. Services: Reconnaissance, prospecting and mining services. All countries Department of Agriculture 01/01/1978
Service; Nurses and Midwives Act, 1968 Nursing and mid-wife services. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 09/09/1968
Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations, 2010 2903.39,38.14,3824.79,3814.00 Group I, II, III, V, and VI ozone depleting substances specified in Schedule I (ODS Reg.) whether in bulk or in small amount. Any goods specified in column (2) of Schedule IV (ODS Reg.) which are made with or contain ozone depleting substances specified in column (3) after the date specified in column (4) of that Schedule whether new or second hand Any ozone depleting substance from any non-compliance countries. Ozone depleting substance and products containing such substances, mentioned in the Schedule. All countries Department of Environment 31/05/2010
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Import Licence; Ozone Layer Protection Act, 2008 2903.39,38.14,3824.79 Other chlorofluorocarbon, hydrobromofluorocarbons; any bulk controlled substance specified in Parts I, II, IV and V of the Schedule; any bulk methyl bromide, as specified in Part VIII of the Schedule; any bulk hydro chlorofluorocarbons, as specified in Part VII of the Schedule (whether alone or in a mixture); any aerosol spray that contains any controlled substance, other than methyl bromide; any plastic foam, or any goods that contain plastic foam, that is or are manufactured using any controlled substance specified in Part I or Part II of the Schedule (including any extruded polystyrene foam, polystyrene board stock and any thermoformed plastic packaging such as supermarket meat/produce trays, egg cartons, fast-food containers, disposable plates and cups, horticultural packaging trays and packaging netting); any dry-cleaning machine that contains or is designed to use any controlled substance as a solvent; any fire extinguisher that contains any controlled substance; and any dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, supermarket display cases, heat pumps and water coolers that contain any controlled substance listed in Part I and Part II of the Schedule. Controlled substances and goods using controlled substances. All countries Department of Environment 18/08/2008
International agreement; PACER Plus Agreement, 2017 Goods: Specified goods includes in the PACER Plus Agreement, 2017. Services: Specified services included in the PACER Plus Agreement, 2017. Australia,Cook Islands,Kiribati,Nauru,New Zealand,Niue,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Department of Trade 01/06/2017
Quota / Prohibition; Penal Code, 1965 (1) seditious prohibited publication; (2) obscene writings, drawings, prints, paintings, printed matter, pictures, posters, emblems, photographs, films as defined in the Cinemas and Films Act; (3) a forged currency note or bank note; or (4) false or counterfeit coin. All countries Department of Police 18/10/1965
TBT; Import Licence; Pesticides Act, 1991 3808.99,3808.94,3808.92,3808.91,3808.69,3808.62,3808.59,3808.52,3808.93 Registered pesticides. Registered pesticides. Pesticide means any substance or mixture or mixture of substances used or intended for use: (a) to prevent, control or destroy any pest; or (b) to regulate plant growth, or as a defoliant or desiccant or as an agent for thinning or preventing the premature fall of fruit; or (c) by application before or after harvest, to preserve crops from deterioration in their condition during storage or transport; or any such substance or mixture of substances declared by the Minister under section 7(3) to be a pesticide. All countries Ministry of Agriculture 01/01/1991
TBT; Other; Petroleum (Control of Storage) Regulations 2710.20,2710.19,2710.12 Petroleum means any liquid hydrocarbon or mixture of hydrocarbons, and any inflammable mixture (liquid, viscous or solid), containing liquid hydrocarbon. All countries Ministry of Finance
TBT; Other; Service; Petroleum Act, 1968 2710.19 Goods: Petroleum. Services: Shipping and warehousing of petroleum services. Dangerous petroleum means petroleum having a flash point which is less than 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Petroleum means any liquid hydrocarbon or mixture of hydrocarbons, and any inflammable mixture (liquid, viscous or solid), containing liquid hydrocarbon. All countries Ministry of Finance - Customs Department 01/09/1968
Import Licence; TBT; Other; Service; Pharmacy and Therapeutic Products Act, 2016 29.41,7323.93,90.18,3926.90,3924.90,29.36,29.37,30.04,30.03,29.38,29.39,29.40 Therapeutic product means any substance or article, other than a cosmetic, that is manufactured, imported, sold, or supplied wholly or principally for use by one or more human beings or animals for a therapeutic purpose and which includes - (a) medicines and products; (b) medical devices; (c) products for use as an ingredient in the manufacturer of medicinal products and medical devices; and (d) products for use as a container or part of a container for products referred to in paragraphs (a) (b) and (c). Goods: Therapeutic products, donated medicines, dangerous drugs, prescription medicines listed in the Tuvalu Medicines Schedule. Services: Health professionals, medical practitioners, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses. Therapeutic product means any substance or article, other than a cosmetic, that is manufactured, imported, sold, or supplied wholly or principally for use by one or more human beings or animals for a therapeutic purpose and which includes - (a) medicines and products; (b) medical devices; (c) products for use as an ingredient in the manufacturer of medicinal products and medical devices; and (d) products for use as a container or part of a container for products referred to in paragraphs (a) (b) and (c). Controlled poison means any substance specified in Part 5 of the Tuvalu Medicines Schedule, kept by the Ministry of Health. Dangerous drugs has the meaning specified in section 2 of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1948. Prescription medicine means any medicine specified in Part 1 of the Tuvalu Medicines Schedule, kept by the Ministry of Health. Authorised prescriber means a medical practitioner or other health professional authorised to prescribe medicines under this Act, and in the case of the prescription of medicines to animals, a veterinarian. Nurse means a person who is registered as a nurse by the Health Professionals Registration Board to practice nursing in Tuvalu; Pharmacist means a person who is registered as a pharmacist by the Health Professionals Registration Board to practice pharmacy in Tuvalu. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare & Gender 27/05/2016
SPS; Service; Plants (Prevention of Disease and Pests) Regulations, 1965 Goods: Any plant; Package or wrapping or earth which may have contained or come in contact with any plant Services: Shipping and aircraft services. Insect pest means any insect specified in Schedule 1. Plant disease means any plant disease specified in Schedule 2. All countries Ministry of Agriculture
Other; SPS; Plants (Quarantine Disembarkation Cards) Regulations, 1981 A- Any goods brought by every passenger arriving in Tuvalu by sea or air All countries Ministry of Agriculture 15/03/1981
SPS; Service; Plants (Shipping) Regulations, 1976 Goods: Prohibited plants listed under Plants Act, 1977. Services: Shipping of plants. All countries Ministry of Agriculture
SPS; Service; Plants (Spraying of Aircraft) Regulations, 1977 A- Goods: Any goods brought by air services Services: Air services All countries Ministry of Agriculture
SPS; Other; Plants Act, 1977 Plant means all species, variety and type of plant or part thereof whether live or dead, including stem, branch, tuber, bulb, corm, stock budwood, cutting, layer, slip, sucker, root, leaf, flower, seed and any plant material. Plant material means plants and all items manufactured in whole or in part from a plant. All countries Ministry of Agriculture 01/03/1977
Other; Price Control Act, 1991 Goods: Goods listed in Schedule of this regulation All countries Ministry of Finance 22/08/1991
Other; Price Control Order, 2008 Goods: Goods listed in Schedule of the Price Control Act, 1991. All countries Ministry of Finance 20/10/2008
Quota / Prohibition; SPS; Prohibition of Importation of Plants Order, 1977 Arecaceae (Palmae) - Palms; Musaceae - Bananas; Araceae -Taro; Pandanaceae - Pandanus; Moraceae - Breadfruit; Caricaeae -Pawpaw; the rubber plant Hevea brasiiliensis. Exemptions include tinned fruits and vegetables; dried fruit; frozen vegetables; rice (dehusked); flour, cereals, biscuits; nuts (for consumption); tea, coffee, cocoa, sugar (for consumption); the leaf of the pandanus when woven into a mat; cooked plant material (for consumption); goods imported by or with the authority of an Agricultural Officer for purposes of plant research and development under the Ministry. American Samoa,Cook Islands,French Polynesia,Ghana,Guam,Guyana,Indonesia,Malaysia,Nauru,Niue,Papua new Guinea,Philippines,Solomon Islands,Sri Lanka,Togo,Tokelau,Tonga,Venezuela Ministry of Agriculture 01/03/1977
Service; Other; SPS; Public Health Regulations, 1926 Goods: All foodstuffs, mineral water and ice cream. Services: Poultry farming; public health and sanitation. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 01/12/1926
SPS; Service; Other; Quarantine (Maritime and Aerial) Regulations, 1965 Goods: Any goods Services: All passenger services facilitated by shipping vessels and aircrafts. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 01/01/1968
SPS; Other; Service; Quarantine Act, 1931 A- Goods: Any goods Services: All passenger services facilitated by shipping vessels and aircrafts. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 01/01/1931
Other; Registration of United Kingdom Patents Act, 1924 Any goods protected by patents Tuvalu,United Kingdom Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks 14/07/1924
Other; Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks (Fees) Regulations, 2002 Any goods protected by trademarks Tuvalu,United Kingdom Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks 01/06/2002
Other; Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Act, 1939 Any goods protected by trademarks. Tuvalu,United Kingdom Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks 22/08/1939
Service; Room Tax Act, 1995 Hotel and boarding house accommodation services. All countries Department of Tourism 01/01/1995
Service; Room Tax Regulations, 2009 Hotel and boarding house accommodation services. All countries Department of Tourism 01/07/2009
Other; TBT; Sales Tax Act, 1983 All goods listed in the Schedule of this Act. All countries Ministry of Finance 01/01/1983
Service; Telecommunications (Radio) Regulations, 1984 Radio, aircraft station, ship station, amateur station, citizen station, emergency station, miscellaneous station services. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism 19/03/1984
Service; Television Licence Regulations, 1994 Television services. All countries Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation 01/02/1994
Other; TBT; Import Licence; Tobacco Control (Amendment) Act, 2016 Tobacco products. Tobacco and tobacco products. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender 11/04/2017
TBT; Other; Tobacco Control Act, 2008 Tobacco and tobacco products, including cigarettes, loose tobacco. All countries Ministry of Health, Social Welfare & Gender 30/12/2008
Service; Tuvalu Seabed Minerals Act, 2014 Seabed mineral activities include prospecting, exploration and mining of Tuvalu’s seabed minerals; including marine scientific research. 'Seabed Minerals' means the hard mineral resources of any part of the deep seabed, including those in crust, nodule or hydrothermal deposit form, which contain (in quantities greater than trace) metalliferous or non- metalliferous elements. This Act does not apply to the exploration for or recovery of petroleum. All countries Tuvalu Seabed Minerals Advisory Council 13/01/2015
Service; Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation Act, 1994 Telecommunication services. All countries Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs 01/02/1994
Other; United Kingdom Designs Protection Act, 1937 Any goods which design is protected. Tuvalu,United Kingdom Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks 06/04/1937
Service; Vaiaku Lagi Hotel Corporation Act, 1989 Hotel services which includes the running and management of restaurants, refreshment rooms, tearooms, coffee shops, accommodation facilities, bars and entertainments. All countries Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism 01/01/1989
Service; Other; TBT; Wastes Operations and Services Act, 2009 Goods: Bulk wastes, hazardous waste. Services: Waste collection and management, including private waste operators and contractual waste services. 'Bulk wastes' includes: (a) vehicle bodies, or any part of them; (b) vehicle engines, or any part of them; (c) tyres; (d) vehicle or marine batteries, or any of their component parts; (e) refrigerators, freezer units, stoves and cookers, washing machines, and similar household or commercial appliances; (f) paint tins and other containers; and (g) any other item to be disposed of which cannot be effectively disposed of by regular waste collection services provided to residential or commercial premises. 'Hazardous waste' includes: (a) any wastes which are, or which have the potential to be, toxic or poisonous, or which may cause injury or damage to human health or the environment, including engine oils or other lubricating oils used in relation to machinery, and oil based paints and any chemical used in relation to paints; (b) any specific substance, object or thing determined under this Act or any law to be a hazardous waste; and (c) any other matter or thing deemed under international conventions applicable to Tuvalu to be hazardous wastes or to have the characteristics of hazardous wastes from time to time. 'Solid waste' includes: (a) garbage, household refuse, rubbish, scraps and trade and industrial wastes, in solid or liquid form; and (b) any other matter or thing determined from time to time under section 9 to be waste for the purposes of this Act – but does not include human wastes except in the form of sludge or any other form intended for final disposal as a waste product. 'Waste' includes: (a) garbage, household refuse, rubbish, scraps and trade wastes; (b) bulk wastes; and (c) any other matter or thing determined from time to time to be waste in accordance with this Act. All countries Solid Waste Agency 01/07/2009
Service; Other; Wharfage, Harbour Dues, and Port Charges Regulations, 2015 Goods: Goods included in Schedule 3; Dangerous goods Services: Dockage, port (including local vessels), wharfage services for included in Schedules 1, 2 All countries Marine Department 06/02/2015
TBT; Wildlife Conservation Act, 1975 Fully and partially protected bird or other animal means any bird or other animal declared by the Minister under section 3(1)(a) to be fully protected for the purposes of this Act; Wild turtles on land. All countries Ministry of Local Government and Agriculture 29/05/1975
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