COVID-19 update: Vanuatu is currently Covid-free. However, international travel restrictions are in place at the border. 

There are no restrictions on the movement of freight. For more information, visit the official COVID-19 website.

Tablets to facilitate cargo examinations

Examination of cargo at import and export is a crucial part of Customs operations, both for the purpose of protecting Government revenue and our borders. Examinations can be done either at the Ports or at Traders’ premises.

However, the current process is that, the Officers will have to return to their respective offices to complete the processing in the ASYCUDA system.

This practice can be time consuming.

This time delay is now about to change. As part of its efforts to facilitate trade across our borders, Customs have invested on Tablet Computers, under the ASYCUDA World Project, to assist with cargo examination either at the Ports or at the Traders’ premises.

Cargoes now can be examined and the process completed in real time by using the Tablets to connect directly to the ASYCUDA system. Traders should therefore experience a faster release of their consignments from Customs control.



Who We Are?

Customs and Inland Revenue, is a large and diverse department with over 100 employees spread across Vanuatu. With Office locations in Port Vila and Luganville and the provincial centers at Lenakel, Lakatoro, Saratamata and Sola.

What We Do?

To protect the community from potential risks arising from international trade and travel, while facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across the border, and collect legislated government revenue.

Our Government

Where to find us?

La Casa D'Andrea E Luciano Building, Rue Pierre Lamy, PMB 9012, Port Vila, VANUATU
Phone Number
+678 33010

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