The VAT Office from 1st June 2015 will take a U-Turn Approach from its Plan 1A that was put in place due to tropical cyclone Pam. This means that the VAT Office will totally focus on enforcement activities from 1st June 2015.
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As per Customs public notice number 4 of 2015, dated 7th February 2015, Customs will commence the enforcement of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws on 7th April 2015. Customs Officials are therefore undergoing IPR trainings this week in both Port Vila and Luganville in preparation for the enforcement of these laws.
The VAT Office as from 1st January 2015 implemented its modernized Return and Debt Collection Plan and Process which encourages balanced and differentiated approaches to collecting VAT debts and returns. The plan demanded the establishment of a recovery team that only focused on the VAT outstanding.
As part of the international community, Vanuatu Customs has a role to play in combating the production and circulation of counterfeit goods around the world. On the local context, fighting against the importation of counterfeit goods is part of Customs duty to protect our communities from counterfeit goods which are usually of poor quality and, or not safe for our consumers.
The objective of this article is to inform all Importers, Exporters the Owners and the Licensees of the record keeping requirements. Observations suggest generally some importers and Exporters or Owners or Licensees do not keep their import and export documentations properly or if not in the manner required by Customs laws.