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For contact information regarding government custom authorities, please follow the link below: 

4.2.1 Papua New Guinea Government Contact List

Information on Customs Offices and Main Offices in the Region listed by entry points can be found in the following document:

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Customs Clearance Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI  (Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicles & Spare Parts

Staff  & Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

D&T Exemption Certificate

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Invoice

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Packing Lists

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Yes, Original, applies to UN and NGOs

Phytosanitary Certificate

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Other Documents

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Additional Notes

Additional Documents required:

  • Customs Valuation Declaration
  • Certificate of origin and value (if applicable)
  • Import Permits/ Licenses/ Applications, etc (if prohibited/restricted)
  • Any other documents as may be required by Customs.

For medicines:

 

  • Additional permit from Department of Health

 For telecoms equipment,

 

  • Additional permit from Telecom department and form Licensing Board

 Quarantine

  • The import of all animals, plants, and the products of the same into Papua New Guinea is subject to prior written approval
  • Chief Quarantine Officer (Animals and Plants), Agricultural Protection Division, P.O. Box 2141, Boroko, Papua New Guinea.

 PROHIBITED / restricted IMPORTS

  • Radio Transmitters including “Walkie Talkies” and Telephones
    • Some radio transmitting equipment and telephones offered for sale overseas, while not a prohibited import is restricted and may not comply with Papua New Guinea Post and Telecommunications licensing conditions.
    • If you are intending to import any such equipment it is advisable to first check with the Controller, Spectrum Radio Licensing Branch, Port Moresby.
  • Examples of Agricultural Items
    • All kinds of food, both fresh, smoked, canned bottled or manufactured.
  • Examples of Plants:
    • Plants (live/dry) bulbs, flowers, straws, all wooden articles, bamboo, cereals, noodles, sea weeds, cuttings etc.
  • Examples of Animals:
    • Animal products include semen, meat, salami, sausages, ham, poultry, butter, cheese, feathers, hair, skins, eggs, baby food.
    • Biological specimens, vaccines, cultures, blood etc.
    • Equipment used with all the animals or other agricultural purposes.
  • Department of Agriculture and Livestock
    Quarantine Section
    P O Box 2141
    Boroko NCD
    Papua New Guinea

Outline of Import Clearance

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When a shipment of goods is imported into Papua New Guinea whether it is by sea, air or land, the owner of those goods must declare them to Customs. The owner or his agent (known as a Customs Agent or Customs Broker) is required to prepare and lodge with Customs an import declaration (known as an entry) describing the nature, quantity, value, supplier and country of origin of the goods imported or to be imported. This entry, containing the name, address and Tax File Number of the owner, is a legal document and any errors may attract the imposition of administrative penalties. Deliberately making a false declaration to Customs may cause the goods to be seized and the owner or agent prosecuted. The owner of imported goods should be aware that the import of some goods is restricted in that they may only be imported under the authority of a permit or license without which the goods are prohibited. The import of some other goods is prohibited absolutely.

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