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News 2024

Field Visit by the Participants of the WCO TENTACLE AML/CTF Sub-regional Workshop

April 11, 2024

The 74 participants currently attending the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Anti-money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Workshop visited the FRCS facility at the Suva Wharf. This was an opportunity for the delegates to see the Customs operations at the Wharf. The AML/CTF is part of the WCO’s TENTACLE-Asia/Pacific Sub-regional Workshop series. FRCS is proud...

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FRCS Hosts Landmark WCO TENTACLE AML/CTF Sub-regional Workshop in Fiji

April 9, 2024

In a significant step towards reinforcing the integrity of trade and financial systems in the Asia-Pacific region, the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) is proudly hosting the largest World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Anti-money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) workshop to date. This milestone event, part of the WCO’s TENTACLE-Asia/Pacific Sub-regional Workshop series, took...

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Stakeholder Engagement in North

April 8, 2024

In line with our strategic objective to maintain our focus on being a customer-centric organisation, we have been actively building partnerships with all our clients, customers and business partners. Recently, our executive team and senior managers held consultations with the bus and manufacturing industries in the Northern Division on tax incentives, customs concessions and Harmonized...

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FRCS Meets with the Director of the Crime Investigation Department

April 5, 2024

In the ongoing pursuit of safeguarding our borders and communities against illicit trade, illegal movement of cargo, and human trafficking, partnership and collaboration have emerged as vital pillars. Recognizing this imperative, the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) met with the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and her team on Wednesday, 13th March....

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Fiji’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Strategic Planning, National Development, and Statistics, Hon. Prof. Biman Prasad Visits FRCS Offices in West

April 4, 2024

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad visited the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) offices in Nadi and Lautoka, the Nadi International Airport, and the Lautoka Wharf, alongside the newly appointed FRCS CEO, Mr Udit Singh. The visit aimed to address pressing issues concerning border control, tax compliance, staff challenges, and...

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Joint Operation leads to Seizure of Smuggled Cigarettes and Controlled Gas

March 19, 2024

A joint operation conducted by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF), and Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) led to the successful seizure of undeclared cigarettes and controlled gas on a flagged fishing vessel. Cigarettes are subject to excise duty on import to Fiji. If smuggled, Fiji is deprived...

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FRCS holds information session with USP Regional Students

March 14, 2024

  Our Education team held an information session with the Regional sponsored students at the The University of the South Pacific (USP) on the significance of taxation and the critical issues surrounding it. The team provided an in-depth knowledge of FRCS’s role in revenue collection, providing tax and customs advise, facilitating trade and travel and...

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FRCS creates Awareness in Kadavu

March 11, 2024

  Recently, the Ministry of Youth and Sports FIJI invited FRCS to participate in the Vueti Kadavu Youth Carnival to raise awareness among youths and the people of Kadavu on the significant role tax plays in raising the resources for governments to deliver essential public services.   The carnival provided an excellent opportunity for FRCS...

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FRCS commemorates International Women’s Day

March 11, 2024

  FRCS commemorated the International Women’s Day this afternoon. The Chief Guest at the event was Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) Head of Secretariat, Ms. Nancy Oraka. We also had speakers from Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Australian Border Force (ABF) and Fiji Revenue and Customs Service. FRCS would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s...

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FRCS Applauds Women In Customs

March 8, 2024

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) would like to congratulate six women in our customs and border control division for successfully graduating from the third phase of the Pacific Women’s Professional Development Program (PWPDP) last week. Graduates Chief Customs Officer Claudette Whippy, Senior Customs Officers Tale Tikoisuva, Preethi Prasad, Mereoni Jikotani, Laisa Naulumatua and...

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