A consignment is a private importation if imported by an individual person for personal use.
The good(s) should not be for sale or to be used for commercial purpose(s).
An importer includes an owner or his agent, or any other person for the time being possessed of or beneficially interested in, any goods at the time of the importation there
Goods imported by private individuals through parcel post or air freight, will not be dutiable if the value is less than FJ$400, as provided under concession code 212 of page 789 of the 2012 HS Tariff Classification
When Duty is Applicable
If value of importation is more than FJ$400, your duty will be charged on the full amount.
The Customs Officer at the station will assist you on how much to pay and how to clear your goods.
Refer below for various types of clearance requirements.
Shipping companies, airlines, or freight forwarders will usually provide arrival papers (such as the bill of lading, airway bill, or arrival advice) around the time the shipment is due to arrive.
You will be required to arrange any necessary permits from other agencies (such as agriculture clearances or firearms permits).
You will need to provide Customs with:
Note: Any importation by sea freight regardless of any value will be required to pay Customs Duty and VAT. If the importer does not provide the value, then Customs will assess value in terms of WTO/GATT valuation to collect proper duty and VAT.
Where it is clear the importation is for a private individual and the parcel declaration contains sufficient information, the Parcel Notification Duty Entry (PNDE) will be sent to the recipient by Post Fiji.
If further information is required in order for an assessment to be made, or permits from other agencies are required (such as firearms permits), the owner will be notified at the time of clearance.
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