Preview & Print


Preview & Print


Steps (13) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Business registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain shipping documents  (1) expand_more expand_less
Customs Clearance  (1) expand_more expand_less
Release at Nuku'alofa seaport (Cars)  (7) expand_more expand_less
Register car  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 5 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Trade and Economic Development (x 3)
Shipping Agency
Ministry of Revenue and Customs (x 6)
Ports Authority Tonga (x 2)
Ministry of Infrastructure

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Business Licence Certificate
Final Release Form with Warrant Number
Port Authority Payment Receipt

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application for a Business License
Application for a Business License
Valid Identification
Business Inspection Form
Business Inspection Form
Letter of Support from Government Agency
FIC Certificate
Bill of Lading (x 5)
Commercial Invoice
Commercial Invoice
Packing List (x 2)
Packing List
Sanitary Certificate (from Country of Origin)
ESAD- C13 Entry form (x 2)
Importer Authorization and Declaration Form (x 2)
Release Document-Imported Beef
Vehicle Inspection Form (Blank) (x 2)
ESAD C13 Form-Vehicle (x 2)
Release Documents (Shipping Agency) (x 3)
Inspection Request Form (completed)
Quarantine Entry Permit (x 2)
Customs Import Entry (approved)
Final Release Form with Warrant Number (x 2)
Port Authority Payment Receipt
Customs Delivery Docket
Business Licence Certificate

Estimated cost TOP  129

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TOP 115
Application for initial business license in person incl. of CT
TOP 10
Customs Processing Fee
QE Form Fee
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TOP  8 per 20ft Container
Variable inspection fee per 20ft Container
TOP 0 -
TOP  16 per 40ft Container
Variable Inspection Fee per 40ft Container
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TOP  4 per vehicle
Variable inspection fee per vehicle

Total Duration 1 d - 5 d expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 1 d 5 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 2h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 45mn 6h. 15mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1 d 5 d

Laws 5 expand_more expand_less

Business Licenses Act (Amendment) Act  2012 Business Licences Act, 2002
Business License Regulations 2012 Business License Regulations 2012
  Article 3 (1) & Schedule 1
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