Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies at Suva Wharf
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) and Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) will be using Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies at Suva Wharf to conduct inspections, effective from Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
Our fight against the harmful pest, diseases and illegal materials entering our country has driven the need for advanced NII technologies to help strengthen our border security.
NII technologies such as X-Ray imaging type equipment can give a quick insight into cargo load of container or pallet without the need to open it. In a coordinated intervention approach, this can help to significantly reduce the number of physical inspections, time required for inspection thus minimising delays in clearance of unregulated articles.
The pilot phase will commence from Tuesday 23rd April 2019 for six weeks.
Effective from this date, Shipping Agents must:
- provide the manifest 48hours before the vessel arrives in Fiji:
FRCS – email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BAF – continue to submit hardcopy manifest.
- Immediately contact and book with Fiji Ports and Terminal Limited, upon receiving the advice that the container and or its content has been targeted for scanning.
FRCS-BAF Border Enforcement Team will screen the manifest, advise Shipping Agents which consignment has been targeted for scanning and scan it. They will also advise Shipping Agents on the need for devanning and further scanning, if any irregularities are found during initial container scanning.
Fiji Ports and Terminal Limited will move the targeted containers and or its content to the scanning area and will apply current tariffs. Please refer to their website for current tariffs http://www.fijiports.com.fj/tariffs/
From Monday 3rd June 2019, X-Ray scanning will be fully integrated into our inspection process.