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News 2018

Regional Tax Heads attend 15th PITAA Heads Meeting

September 12, 2018

The 15th Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) Heads meeting got underway at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi. PITAA Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fiji Revenue and Customs Mr. Visvanath Das is chairing the week long meeting, attended by sixteen (16) regional tax heads. Officials from International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pacific Financial...

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Non-Compliance and Abuse leads to Termination from FRCS Gold Card Membership Program

August 17, 2018

The Revenue and Customs has expelled a renowned automotive company from its Gold Card Services Program for abuse and non-compliance to Customs laws on numerous occasions. The Company breached Section 137 of the Customs Act of 1986 whereby the Company failed to adjust the price of vehicle parts to reflect the import duty reduction granted by the Government to make this affordable for Fijians. The...

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World Bank Assists Trade Facilitation Agencies Draft Single Window Vision for Fiji

August 15, 2018

Twenty-three (23) trade facilitation agencies have gathered to draft a workable Single Window vision customised for Fiji to ensure secure trade. World Bank facilitators are currently conducting a Single Window workshop for these agencies organised by the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) at the Revenue and Customs Complex,  WCO Regional Training Centre in Nasese, Suva...

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Undeclared R22 gas cylinders detained by Customs at Suva Wharf

August 10, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue and Customs) Customs Border Maritime Compliance Team intercepted 50 R22 Gas Cylinders which is an Ozone depleting substance from a fishing vessel at the Suva Wharf yesterday. After receiving advance notification, the Compliance team noted the vessel was in the Australian EEZ but avoided Australian Border Officials and...

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WCO Passenger Control Workshop to strengthen security

August 6, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue and Customs) in collaboration with World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Japan Customs is conducting a four-day WCO Sub-Regional workshop on Passenger Control. The workshop is currently underway at the WCO Regional Training Centre at Revenue and Customs Complex from 6-9 August, 2018. A total of 16 participants from...

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Outer Islands urged to be vigilant – Das

July 26, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue & Customs) Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Visvanath Das is encouraging people in the outer islands to report any suspicious activities out at Sea / Land to Customs. This is after several parcels of brown packages proved to be Cocaine contained within were discovered on separate occasions in the...

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VMS Compliant Businesses Need to Issue Fiscal Receipts

July 25, 2018

The Revenue and Customs Service is encouraging members of the public to request for fiscalised receipts for goods and services from those group of businesses who are regulated to issue such receipts. These businesses include Hardware Companies, Accounting Firms, Medical Practitioners, Travel Agencies, Law Firms, Supermarkets and Pharmacies. Under the Tax Administration (Electronic Fiscal Device)...

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Revenue and Customs, first to receive Anti-Corruption Policy

July 9, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service is the first organization in the Fiji and the South Pacific to receive an Anti-Corruption Policy from the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption (FICAC). The policy which was received on Friday also sets the platform on how the Revenue and Customs is pro-active towards its operations. While receiving the...

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Customs alerted of drug find on Island shores

July 6, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service received information that there were bars found on an Island in the Lau group believed to contain illicit drugs. Upon receiving the information, Revenue and Customs in collaboration with Fiji Police and the Fiji Navy ensured the securing of these bars from the island. A total of 31 bars...

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Ammunition stash located on yacht

June 27, 2018

Following a search by Customs in Savusavu of a New Zealand based yacht, the Captain and two crew-members are now in Police Custody. The search by Customs Officers led to the seizure of a large quantity of a mix of different ammunition types.  “Customs is the first point of contact for all travel and transit...

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