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Obtain an import permit
(last modified: 29/06/2021)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Local Government and Agriculture

1st Floor Government Building Vaiaku , Funafuti
Tel: +688 20760
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Quarantine Office

Mon: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Sat: 08:00 - 13:00
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Fakaapoga Fakaapoga

Quarantine Officer
Tel: +688 20760
Email: fakapiau92@gmail.com

Expected results

Import Permit plant and plant products
Import permit for animal and animal products

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Information about Country of Origin, Product, and Quantity
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of Origin (Pacer signatories) (original)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Declaration of origin (Picta signatories) (original)

Cost AUD 10

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AUD 10
Import Permit Service Fee
Payment methods: cash, Cheque
AUD$2.00 Cost for Private Importers. Cheque issued to Customs Tuvalu

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  15mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   10mn

Legal justification

1. Biosecurity Act, 2017
Biosecurity Act, 2017
Article Animalandanimalproducts;Plantsandplantproducts. 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.

Additional information

Import prohibited items are mango, banana, papaya, coconut and fresh taro leaves.

Complaints: Ministry of Local Government and Agriculture

Entity in charge

Ministry of Local Government and Agriculture

1st Floor Government Building Vaiaku , Funafuti
Tel: +688 20760
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Quarantine Office

Mon: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:00
Sat: 08:00 - 13:00
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Matio Lonalona

Ag. Director of Agriculture
Email: mlonalona@gmail.com
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