Information for travelers about importing their household effects:
Customs Agents, airlines and shipping companies will usually provide arrival papers around the time your household effects are imported. Some freight forwarders/Customs brokers or removal companies will assist you with Customs formalities. To obtain clearance of the shipment you need to:
At the time your goods arrive, you will need to arrange one customs agent if you are required to use customs entry to clear your goods after paying the duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) to Fiji Revenue & Customs Service, where applicable.
Personal effects may also be stored in the Customs Warehouse. Please Contact Us for more information.
Where the criteria for duty free entry of household effects are not met, Customs charges may be payable. Where applicable customs duty is levied on the transaction value of the goods (the price actually paid for them) a depreciation allowance for length of personal ownership and use may also be given when the goods are valued at the port of entry in terms of GATT valuation.
Value Added Tax (VAT) of 15 percent is then calculated on the duty inclusive value for duty. It is recommended that you retain your purchase documentation.
If you require further duty rate information, please Contact Us or any Customs office at the following ports: Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Nausori, Levuka, Oinafa and Savusavu or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your household (refer to Baggage Declaration Form for definition) or other related effects (excluding motor vehicles, boats, aircraft, alcoholic beverages, tobacco goods, firearms, motor cycles and scooters) will be admitted free of duty and exempt VAT for a reasonable time after you arrive, provided you satisfy all of the following requirements:
The following goods will not qualify for free entry unless you can establish that the items have been used prior to their arrival in Fiji:
Goods of a commercial nature (such as factory plant and office equipment) do not qualify as household effects. You can also refer to Baggage Declaration Form
Where applicable, Customs duty is levied on the transaction value of the goods (the price actually paid for them). Value Added Tax (VAT) of 15 per cent is then calculated on the duty inclusive of value for duty. If the goods are not imported as accompanied baggage and there are freight and/or insurance charges, these costs will also form part of the calculation for value for duty.
In addition to the payment of duty and VAT, an Import Entry Transaction Fee of FJ$7.15 (VAT inclusive) will apply. The fee is payable at the same time that duty and VAT is collected.
Payments will only be accepted in Fiji currency.
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