3.5.2 Tuvalu Additional Suppliers


There is no manufacturing/production of operational support equipment or programme materials in-country. All such items are imported and in small quantities as required by the local market. Local suppliers carry a very small range of tools, portable generators and other basic hardware supplies. They are supplied by sea from Fiji, shipping times are 3 – 4 weeks. 

They did not have tents, tarpaulins or office equipment at time of writing.  

There is a limited number of potable water tanks available ranging from 5,000L to 25,000L For more information on suppliers’ contact details, please see the following link:4.10 Supplier Contact List 


The suppliers listed below have been grouped in a single table for convenience as they all carry similar products in the same limited quantities. They are small to medium wholesale/retail and operations are confined to the main Island of Funafuti. 

Supplier Overview 

Company Name 

  1. JY Ocean Proprietary Ltd 
  1. Edwin’s Food City  
  1. Messamasui Limited Supplies  
  1. Sulani Trading Ltd  
  1. Mackenzie Trading Ltd  
  1. AMS Global Ltd  



Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity? 


Does the supplier have its own retail capacity? 


Does the supplier have its own transport capacity? 

Yes - small flatbed and pickup trucks. 2MT forklifts 

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities? 

Very limited storage in back of the retail operations 

Approximate turnover in USD - $ 



Payment Methods Accepted 


Other Comments or Key Information 



Primary Goods / Commodities Available 

Commodities by Type** 

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title) 


24/27 - Crude materials, inedible, except fuel 

Milled timber, crude fertilizers, sand/stone/gravel, cement 

Imported (Fiji) 

51 to 59 - Chemical and related products 

chlorine, soaps, chemical fertilizers 

Imported. Limited range in limited quantities. 

61 to 69 - Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material 

rubber tyres (limited sizes), wood pallets, textiles, cement, PVC pipe fittings, copper wire, PVC tanks (5,000 – 20,000 L.)  

Imported. Limited range in limited quantities. 

71 to 79 - Machinery and transport equipment 

Small portable generators (2-3 kVa), pumps (domestic, low volume)   

Imported. Limited range in limited quantities. 

81 to 89 - Miscellaneous manufactured articles 

lighting fixtures, furniture, clothing,   

Imported. Limited range in limited quantities. 

91/93/96/97 - Commodities not classified elsewhere 

Power and hand tools 

Imported. Limited range in limited quantities. 


*For FOOD products please see section 3.5.1 Food Suppliers, and for FUEL/PETROLEUM products please see section 3.1 Fuel. 

Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.  

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider. 


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