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.

Archived Articles

This section contains a wide variety of archived articles, notices and news from DCIR including media releases and publications.

Customs Officials were fortunate to be invited by the Vanuatu Intellectual Property Office (VIPO) to attend a two days National Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights on Copyright held on the 21st and 22nd January 2015 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Port Vila.

In 2015 the VAT Office will focus to improve its Customer Services provided to VAT registered persons, clients and recently announced that the Office will enhanced its Industry Partnership Initiative in 2015 with the objectives to:

The VAT will enhance its Industry Partnership Initiative in 2015 and the purpose of the initiative is to develop, test, and implement relationship-based approach with selected industry organisations that the VAT Office believe would help businesses to comply with their VAT obligations. The objectives of the initiative are to:

On Friday 28th November 2014, Customs held a training workshop on understanding cruising ships' chartwork and ship's logs. Officers from Customs, BioSecurity & Immigration were invited to attend the course aimed at increasing their understanding of factors affecting variances in cruising vessel travel

It’s approaching that time of the year again where businesses selling liquor will need to ensure they have all the necessary documents and approvals in place before they could renew their licenses for the New Year. As such, the Department of Customs & Inland Revenue (DCIR) would like to remind all businesses within Port Vila and surrounding areas selling liquor particularly small retail outlets and kava nakamals to begin getting their documents ready.

The Management team at Fr8 Logistics DHL has spent a good portion of this year, finding ways to work more closely with Customs, ways that enable the most efficient and timely delivery of import shipments to waiting importers.

Unlike other ASYCUDA countries in the Pacific, Vanuatu Customs applies a risk approach to data entry and Customs declarations submitted via the Customs Computerised system, ASYCUDA. 

A total of 108 vehicles were confiscated during a surprise traffic operation conducted by Police Traffic Section on Monday this week. Majority of the vehicles detained were those providing public transports including bus, taxis and carriers.

In Vanuatu the law gives you, as a VAT registered person the right to object to some decisions the VAT Office make about your VAT affairs. As a VAT registered person you are entitled to a fair treatment in all your dealings with the VAT Office.


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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