There is a comprehensive list of governing authorities and the priority humanitarian logistics authorities are covered below.
Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAFI)
Retained the technical regulatory functions of the aviation industry to comply with National and International standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices. Its functions also includes the registration of aircraft; safety of air navigation and aircraft; control of air traffic; certification of aircraft and operators; licensing of aircrew and airports.
Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA)
FRCA is the regulatory authority determining all customs and tariff issues within Fiji. Formerly the Inland Revenue Department and the Fiji Islands Customs Service advises the state on matters relating to taxation and customs and excise and liaises with appropriate Ministries and statutory bodies on such matters. It represents the State internationally in respect of matters relating to taxation or customs and excise.
The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF)
The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) was established under the Biosecurity Promulgation in December 2008. It is a Commercial Statutory Authority under the Public Enterprise Act 1996. BAF is mandated to protect Fiji’s agricultural sector from the introduction and spread of animal and plant pests and diseases, facilitate access to viable agro-export markets and ensure compliance of Fiji’s agro-exports to overseas market requirements.
BAF manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. It also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Fiji’s favorable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.
BAF undertake visual inspections and test of all importing goods. Certain countries have specific protocols of good allowed to be imported. GMOs are not accepted in Fiji and all goods must be accompanied by a GMO free certification. Chemical residue testing is not undertaken in Fiji but samples in the past have been shipped to the US for testing. Any goods that do not comply are rejected
Telecommunication Authority of Fiji
The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF) is the regulatory authority for all telecommunications matters and has the following functions -
- to implement the telecommunications policy in accordance with its powers under the Promulgation;
- to assist through mediation the resolution of disputes between licensees or between licensees and consumers; to manage State assets through allocating, assigning and supervising the use of radio spectrum and frequencies; to manage State assets through allocating, assigning and supervising the use of numbering;
- to promote investor confidence relating to telecommunications;
- to protect consumer interests and promote consumer awareness relating to telecommunications;
- to represent the Government in regional and international organisations and obligations, when the Minister has officially delegated such tasks to the Authority; and
- to perform any other functions assigned to under the Promulgation or any other written law
“State assets” refers to radio frequency spectrum or the national telephone numbering system and includes any other telecommunication assets prescribed under the Promulgation.
Fiji Roads Authority
Fiji Roads Authority is the organisation responsible for planning, developing and maintaining Fiji’s $6billion road infrastructure. The infrastructure primarily consists of approximately 7500km of road, 1200 bridges, 9000+ streetlights and 45 jetties
FRA operates as a body corporate governed under the leadership of a board.
FRA manages the road assets primarily through out-sourced contracts with the private sector. The exception to this is certain maintenance work carried out by Municipal Councils and the management of roads on the Outer Islands which are administered by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development under a MoU with FRA.
Fiji Islands Maritime Safety Administration
The Fiji Islands Maritime Safety Administration (FIMSA) regulates the shipping industry, covering surveys, inspections, classification and certification of vessels, port state control, monitoring of shipping within national waters, and regulation of interisland shipping. In March 2006, FIMSA was reorganized as a result of reform of Fiji Islands’ ports and to ensure port compliance with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. FIMSA, consequently, took over the regulatory activities of the Maritime and Ports Authority of Fiji Islands.
- Regulation and Rulemaking
- Seafarers & Assessment
- Ship Inspection
- Marine Pollution
- Port State Control
- Shipping Office
Land Transport Authority
The LTA authority is the principal licensing authority for all forms of land transportation, irrespective of whether it is driven on private or public road and provides the key role in ensuring adequate, effective, efficient and safe land transportation throughout Fiji. It provides Licensing and compliance services and focusses on road safety
Laboratory and Quality Testing
As outlined above Biosecurity Authority of Fiji undertake visual testing of all imported goods arriving in Fiji Limited testing is available in Fiji and other than sending sample overseas for analysis.
University of South Pacific provides food quality testing for Food Safety standards in Suva.
There is Agricultural soil and plant testing available based on nutrient analysis.
4.3 Laboratory and Quality Testing Companies in Additional Suppliers Contact List