Preview & Print


Preview & Print


Steps (14) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Business registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain shipping documents  (1) expand_more expand_less
Customs Clearance  (1) expand_more expand_less
Release at Nuku'alofa seaport  (7) 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)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Food (x 2)
Shipping Agency
Ministry of Revenue and Customs (x 5)
Ports Authority Tonga (x 3)

Results 5 expand_more expand_less

Business Licence Certificate
Import Permit
Final Release Form with Warrant Number
Port Authority Payment Receipt
Released Goods

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
Application for Pesticides Import Permit
Application for Pesticides Import Permit
Bill of Lading (x 4)
Commercial Invoice
Commercial Invoice
Packing List (x 2)
Packing List
Sanitary Certificate (from Country of Origin)
ESAD- C13 Entry form (x 3)
Importer Authorization and Declaration Form
Release Document-Imported Beef
Inspection Request Form (Blank)
Release Documents (Shipping Agency)
Customs Import Entry (approved)
Inspection Request Form (completed)
Quarantine Entry Permit
ESAD C13-Imported Beef
Final Release Form with Warrant Number
Port Authority Payment Receipt
Customs Delivery Docket

Estimated cost TOP  133.6

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TOP 115
Application for initial business license in person incl. of CT
TOP 4.6
Import Permit Fee
TOP 10
Customs Processing Fee
QE Form Fee
TOP 0 -
TOP  8 per 20ft Container
Variable inspection fee per 20ft Container
TOP 0 -
TOP  16 per 40ft Container
Variable Inspection Fee per 40ft Container

Total Duration 3 d - 21 d expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 3 d 21 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 2h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 30mn 5h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3 d 21 d

Laws 5 expand_more expand_less

Animal Diseases Act Animal Diseases Act, 1979
  Article II
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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