A German national was today detained at Nadi International Airport byCustoms officers and officers from the Transnational Crime Unit. He hadattempted to smuggle an endangered species of Crested Iguana this morning on an Air Pacific flight to Hong Kong.
Two male passengers carrying undeclared US Currency amounting to US$35,000 were intercepted at Nadi International Airport yesterday by Customs Officers. Passengers are required to report currency in excess of F$10,000 or equivalent in foreign currency under the Financial Transaction Reporting Act 2004.
The first round of negotiations for the conclusion of an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (the Agreement) with respect to taxes on Income, took place in New Delhi from the 29th to the 30th August 2011 between the delegations of the Governments of India and the Republic of Fiji.
Customs Officers at Nadi Airport discovered substances suspected to be illicit drugs on adisembarking passenger from an international flight this morning.
The Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA) together with the Tax Administrations in the Pacific islands is undertaking preparations for the 8th Annual Meeting of PITAA member countries which will be held in Nadi from the 22nd to the 24th of August, 2011.
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) recorded outstanding revenue collection for the first six months in 2011. Total collections up to June have exceeded the forecast by $30.3 million.
Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA) is committed in the development of its human and technical capabilities to meet the ever – changing needs and demands of the business and its stakeholders. In line with this commitment, FRCA will be launching the first phase of full automated manifest process on Thursday, 16th June 2011 at the FRCA Complex in Nadi.
The Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) Sub-Committee on Customs and Quarantine is currently meeting in Nadi to discuss a range of issues relating to the MSG Trade Agreement (MSGTA). The meeting is chaired by Mr. Jitoko Tikolevu (Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority) and is attended by senior Customs and Quarantine officials from MSG members namely Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority, following an internal investigation on the lodgement and processing of bogus Tax returns, is handing over to the Police Department, its findings on the case.
The Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA) Officials will participate in a Customs Valuation Workshop to upgrade their skills in data collection for different valuation methods from 8 – 10 March, 2011 in Suva. The Workshop is part of Japan Customs Technical Co-operation Programme. Japan Customs this week dispatched an Expert Mission on Customs Valuation to FRCA.