Vanuatu - 1.2 National Regulatory Departments


Department of Customs and Inland Revenue 

Responsible for facilitating the clearance of emergency relief items (by air and sea) once proper documents are provided by NDMO. Also responsible for the waiver of customs duties and VAT for all items purchased externally for humanitarian assistance. 

Biosecurity Vanuatu 

Responsible for safeguarding Vanuatu’s borders from foreign pests and diseases. Facilitates quarantine clearance of emergency relief items brought in via air and sea. 

Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator 

Responsible for regulating telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting services. Also responsible for managing the radio-frequency spectrum. 

Ministry of Health 

Leads and coordinates the national Health Cluster with WHO as co-lead. Responsible for coordinating and conducting post-disaster field assessment as required, coordination of international medical personnel and inspection of food items before general food distribution (checking expiry dates). Also responsible for coordinating the management of deceased persons, provision of primary health care and public health services. Provides regular status reports to NDMO which inform situation reports. 


For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories’ contact details, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.3 Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List

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