News 2021

FRCS Announces Appointment of New CEO

December 24, 2021

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Dixon as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dixon has broad and extensive experience in executive leadership positions, shaping government and business decision making in Australia and internationally. He is a graduate of the UK’s Royal Military Academy...

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FPSA should stop making incorrect and misleading claims

December 23, 2021

The Fiji Public Service Association (FPSA)’s claim that the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) retained an employee who was identified for the proposed compulsory redundancy because the employee filed a grievance with the Employment Relations Tribunal (ERT), is incorrect and misleading. When Mr. Jitendra Krishna filed a grievance with the ERT, the period of...

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December 20, 2021

In an effort to enhance collaboration and strengthen partnership for efficient administration of Government’s incentive policies and to support economic growth and improve tax compliance in the agricultural sector, the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU was signed by the...

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FRCS Seizes Cigarettes and Alcohol Worth More Than FJ$425,000 In the Past Two Years

December 7, 2021

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) has detected another case of smuggling of liquor and cigarettes at the Port of Suva.  In the past two years, FRCS has conducted random searches on 60 vessels and seized undeclared cigarettes and alcohol worth more than FJ$425,000. FRCS warns that it will have zero tolerance for illegal...

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Methamphetamine Detected at the Nadi Airport

November 23, 2021

A joint operation conducted by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) and the Fiji Police Force has resulted in the arrest of three individuals in Nadi suspected of importing commercial quantity of the illicit drug methamphetamine.   The joint controlled delivery from the United States of America (USA) led to the seizure of a...

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FRCS Invites Submissions on Draft VAT Bill

November 23, 2021

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) is seeking submissions on the draft VAT (Value Added Tax) Bill through virtual public consultation and written correspondences. The re-write of the VAT law was initiated in 2018 with assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The primary objective of drafting the VAT Bill is to have it...

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Foreign Fishing Vessel Operators Reminded to Understand and Comply with the Entry Requirements of Fiji

October 29, 2021

 The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) wishes to remind operators of foreign fishing vessels to understand and comply with the entry requirements of Fiji. FRCS will have zero tolerance for illegal activities detected at the Fijian borders.  This reminder follows detection of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes by FRCS Officers during our monitoring process whereby...

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New Zealand Partners with Fiji to Target Illicit Trade

October 19, 2021

Fiji’s border protection will be further enhanced with the introduction of new trace detection device at our international borders provided by the New Zealand Government. A short ceremony was held at the FRCS Office in Nadi to acknowledge this assistance from the New Zealand Government. New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Mr. Jonathan...

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FRCS Announces Acting CEO’s Resignation

September 15, 2021

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), wishes to announce the resignation of its Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jonetani Vuto to be effective as of September 17, 2021. In the interim, FRCS Board Chair, Ms. Fay Yee, has been appointed as the Executive Chair by the Minister for Economy. “The Board acknowledges the contribution...

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FRCS Sounds Alarm Over New Phishing Scam

August 13, 2021

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) would like to notify members of the public to exercise extreme caution and vigilance when receiving and responding to unsolicited emails informing them that they have won money from the World Bank and need to pay tax clearance before the prize is sent to them. FRCS is issuing...

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