We are an organization established to protect Vanuatu's border, facilitate trade and collect revenue. This section includes all the services provided by DCIR.
This article is to provide information to importers and customs brokers on what Post Customs Clearance Audit (Customs Audit) is and what they are expected to know when being audited.
Post and Airfreight Packages
x.23 Articles arriving by post or airfreight for the exclusive personal use of the recipient where the FOB value of such articles does not exceed 10,000 Vatu may be admitted Free of duty.
Who is Eligible?
For the purposes of subsection 105(1) of the Customs Act, the administrative penalty for a person who:
Personal Concessions are provided for bona fide passengers, over 18 years of age, finally disembarking in Vanuatu. Duty free means that goods are not taxed; it is free from import duty and other taxes.
Facilitation of External Trade, Free Trade Agreements and Regional FTA’S (Free Trade Agreements)
Landing of goods from Cruise Ships
A few important points to take note of:
(1) If a person requires the services of a Customs officer:
(a) outside the normal working hours of Customs; or
(b) at a Customs controlled area; or
Restricted goods being imported shall require permits/licenses, For example; frozen fish, prawns, plants and parts, meat, and etc.
Custom is also operational outside Customs Controlled Areas and during unsocial hours, attracting additional charges for the services delivered, such as: