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News 2018

Importation of Stolen Vehicles Racket Exposed

January 10, 2019

Fiji Revenue & Customs Service has intercepted stolen vehicles imported into Fiji for the purpose of resale. Over the past week, two motor vehicles that were reported stolen in New Zealand were smuggled into the country under the guise of spare parts and furniture but was intercepted at Lautoka Wharf by Custom Officers. Interceptions of...

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Smuggled Goods Intercepted

January 7, 2019

Officers from the Revenue and Customs intercepted goods that were smuggled into the country last week. Physical inspection by Customs Officers in Lautoka discovered surplus and undeclared goods found in a container. The goods were shipped from China and was consigned to a newly established family supermarket. Preliminary findings indicate that overseas family members of...

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$0.35 Million Whistle Blower Reward Payout

December 22, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) Board has approved a $0.35 million reward for a whistle blower that led to the recovery of $6 million in tax (excluding penalties). This has taken the overall whistle blower pay out to $0.86 million yielding total tax and penalty collections of $28m since the introduction of the...

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WCO Workshop on Time Release Study

December 19, 2018

A week-long World Customs Organization (WCO) Workshop on Time Release study (TRS) is underway at the WCO Regional Training Centre at Revenue and Customs Complex in Suva. The workshop is being attended by 40 participants from Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Department of Immigration, Ministry of Health and Medical Services and...

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Sub-Regional Workshop on Valuation

December 4, 2018

A weeklong Sub-Regional Workshop on Valuation is underway at the World Customs Organization (WCO) Regional Training Centre at Revenue and Customs Complex in Suva. The workshop was officially opened by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Visvanath Das who highlighted the need for developing countries to cope up with development in technology and move ahead with the...

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Information Sharing between FRCS and LTA

November 27, 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) this morning, which will encourage the promotion of mutual cooperation in the areas of information sharing and other related matters. Under the MOU, both organizations will implement an effective framework on the collection of stamp...

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Revenue & Customs Strengthen ties with Hong Kong Customs

November 21, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue & Customs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) referred to as Customs Co‐operative Arrangement (CCA) with Hong Kong Customs on Wednesday, 24th October, 2018. The Revenue & Customs Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Visvanath Das and Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr. Hermes Tang signed the CCA at the...

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CATA conference focuses on Building Sustainability and Resilience in Tax Administrations

November 14, 2018

With the theme “Building Sustainability and Resilience in Tax Administration”, Fiji is hosting the 39th Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) Technical Conference at the Sheraton Fiji Resort and Spa, Nadi, Fiji from 12th – 16th November 2018. Thirty-three (33) Commonwealth Countries comprised of 135 delegates are attending the conference including the CATA President representative...

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Fiji Appointed as Chair of Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration (CATA)

November 13, 2018

The 39th Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) Management Committee Meeting was convened today at Sheraton Fiji. This meeting returns to the Pacific after 21 years. Today’s meeting saw the appointment of Fiji Revenue and Customs Service CEO – Mr Das as Chairman for the CATA Management Committee.  This is the first time ever for...

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Director Intel, Compliance & Investigations

November 8, 2018

Further to FICAC’s charge of 25th October 2018 against Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue & Customs) Director – Intel, Compliance and Investigations – Mr. Shameem Khan – for Abuse of Office and General Dishonesty, the Revenue & Customs will not be suspending Mr. Khan from his current duties. The Service will reconsider its position...

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