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Register your business (Company)  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain your business/operational license for Betio area (BTC)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TIN (in Tarawa)  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Import Permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Health Certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Receive Inspection and Obtain Quarantine Clearance  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Shipping Documents from Shipping Agent  (1) expand_more expand_less
Make Entry of Imported Goods expand_more expand_less
Obtain Customs clearance at main ports office  (3) expand_more expand_less
Get clearance by Health  (2) expand_more expand_less
Final import release of goods at seaport  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for an import permit
(last modified: 14/06/2021)

Costs

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Timeframe ( ver detalles )

Espera hasta paso siguiente

Free of charge
10 mn  -  20 mn
5 days  -  7 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)

Tanaea , Tarawa
Tel: 75228108
Website: https://www.melad.gov.ki/page/agriculture-and-livestock-division.html
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Biosecurity and Plant Health Unit - (Agriculture and Livestock Division)

Mon: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Tue: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Wed: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Thu: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Fri: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Sat: closed
Sun: closed
Close for business on public holidays http://www.president.gov.ki/2019/04/20/public-holidays-2019/

Person in charge

Tekataake Oromita

Senior Agricultural Officer
Tel: 75228108 / 73050540
Email: t.oromita@melad.gov.ki

Expected results

Application for import permit

Cost:

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Free of Charge

Time frame

Submit completed form on Mondays and get back in three days time. This applies only to countries whom they usually work with. For countries whom are not yet recognized, the progress of their submitted complete form will take more than 5 days for them to get back.
Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   10mn - max   15mn
Waiting time until next step: min   5 days - max   7 days

Legal justification

1. Food Safety Act, 2006
Food Safety Act, 2006
Article 12&13 Certificate of analyst to be evidence; Copy of result of analysis; noting that original copies should be provided.
2. Food Regulations and Standards, 2014
Food Regulations and Standards, 2014
Article 58(1);and59(1)-(4) Health or sanitary certificates; Analytical certificates
Goods that require an import permit are specifically the ones which are potential sources of plants and animal pests and diseases which include: live animals and animal products; live plants and plant products; soil and sand aggregates; secondhand clothing and used items; timber, plywood, masonite and other wood products.

Additional information

Submission of a duly completed import permit application form can be made to Tanaea main office of the Agriculture and Livestock Division and Betio office as well.

Complaints: Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)

Entity in charge

Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)

Tanaea , Tarawa
Tel: 75228108
Website: https://www.melad.gov.ki/page/agriculture-and-livestock-division.html
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Biosecurity and Plant Health Unit - (Agriculture and Livestock Division)

Mon: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Tue: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Wed: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Thu: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Fri: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Sat: closed
Sun: closed
Close for business on public holidays http://www.president.gov.ki/2019/04/20/public-holidays-2019/

Person in charge

Teaaro Otiuea

Deputy Director
Tel: 75228108
Email: ddald@melad.gov.ki
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