COVID-19 update: Vanuatu is no longer Covid-free, the Government has advised of a Community Transmission and a lockdown on Efate.

International travel restrictions are in place at the border, but no restrictions on the movement of freight. For more information, visit the official COVID-19 website.

Customs Border Officers Attended Refresher Course on Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

The workshop was conducted on the 4th of August 2016 by officials from both the Department of Environment and the Department of Customs & Inland Revenue and comes as a refresher to a similar one that had been conducted in 2015. 

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed by the United Nation to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. 

It is also done as recognition of worldwide emissions of certain substances that can significantly deplete or otherwise modify the ozone layer in a manner that is likely to result in adverse effects on human health and the environment.  

For Vanuatu, we have domesticated the Montreal Protocol by way of ratifying it through parliament, Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete Ozone Layer (Ratification) Act CAP 232, and by passing the Ozone Layer Protection Act No.27 of 2010.

Customs Officers play a vital role in monitoring and controlling the movement of ozone depleting substances through our borders. In the refresher training an overview was provided on Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) & Ozone Layer, legislation on Ozone Depleting Substances, safety precautions on handling of Ozone Depleting Substances, identification and packaging, the illegal smuggling schemes, Ozone Depleting Substances profiling, documentation and declaration. 


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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