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Customs Regulations


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Papua New Guinea

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 

  • Inventory in English and the contents of each carton/package must be clearly defined
  • Terms such as miscellaneous and PBO-Packed by Owner are prohibited
  • Personal Effects Declaration authorized by the Commission of Oath

 

 CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

 

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Used household goods may be duty-free for Papua New Guinea citizens or employees of Papua New Guinea companies, providing they have owned and used the goods for at least 12 months prior to shipment arrival and goods are for their own personal use.
  • All shipments inspected

 

 DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

 

  • New items (purchase receipts required)
  • All electrical/electronic items must be declared and are dutiable; receipts may be required to prove ownership over 12 months.
  • Foodstuff is subject to quarantine
  • Liquor - One liter allowed duty free per person 18 and over. Remaining alcohol is subject to high duty and tax. Rates are based on CIF value.
  • Tobacco products may not exceed 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes

 

 PROHIBITED ITEMS

 

  • Plants
  • Soil
  • Seeds
  • Products from endangered animal species (such as ivory, skins, furs, feathers)
  • Narcotics
  • Firearms
  • Flick knives
  • Pornographic material

 

MOTOR VEHICLES

Duty free entry if vehicle has been in the owner's use and possession for 12 months or more, and not be sold or otherwise disposed of for 15 months after importation.

Documentation:

  • Customs declaration
  • Original purchase invoice
  • Insurance certificate
  • Maintenance invoices

USEFUL INFORMATION

All video tapes are screened and subject to duty (K5.00 per tape).

 

NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

 

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