Returning Residents or People Assuming Residence in Vanuatu
Who is Eligible?
We are an organization established to protect Vanuatu's border, facilitate trade and collect revenue. This section includes all the services provided by DCIR Customs Section.
Who is Eligible?
Landing of goods from Cruise Ships
A few important points to take note of:
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.
For the purposes of subsection 105(1) of the Customs Act, the administrative penalty for a person who:
(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
Customs and Inland Revenue, namely CIR, is a large and diverse department with over 90 employees spread across Vanuatu. There are offices in both Port Vila and Luganville and also in all provincial centers in Lenakel, Lakatoro, Saratamata and Sola.
The Customs and Inland Revenue (CIR) is the government agency with the job of protecting the community from potential risks arising from international trade and travel, while facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across the border.
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.
Restricted goods being imported shall require permits/licenses, For example; frozen fish, prawns, plants and parts, meat, and etc.
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.
Facilitation of External Trade, Free Trade Agreements and Regional FTA’S (Free Trade Agreements)