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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
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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 a Health Certificate
(last modified: 22/09/2020)

Timeframe ( ver detalles )

Espera hasta paso siguiente

0 mn  -  40 mn
5 days  -  10 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS)

Bikenibeu , Tarawa
Tel: 75228000
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Public and Environmental Health Unit

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

Person in charge

Aritu Iotia

Health Inspector
Tel: 74028100 Extension 292
Email: aritu2012@gmail.com

Expected results

Appointment for Health Permit Appointment for Health Permit

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Chemical Analysis - Health (original)

Time frame

To ensure timely processing of health permit importers are kindly urged to provide the required documents (genuine) and additional certificates upon demand.
Waiting time in queue: max  10mn
Attention at counter: max   30mn
Waiting time until next step: min   5 days - max   10 days

Legal justification

1. Food Safety Act, 2006
Food Safety Act, 2006
Article 12;13;33(1)and(2)(a) Certificate of analyst to be evidence; Copy of result of analysis; regulating imports and export of food
2. Food Regulations and Standards, 2014
Food Regulations and Standards, 2014
Article 52;53;58;and59 Requirement for different commodities; General import requirements; Health or sanitary certificates; Analytical certificates; and Schedule 4

Additional information

The same procedure applies to the products mentioned in Article 52 of the Food Regulations and Standards 2014. Such provision stipulates the different types of commodities which are included in Schedules 4 - 8 in more detail:
(1) meat and meat products;
(2) Poultry, poultry products and eggs;
(3) fish and fish products;
(4) Cereal and cereal products; and salt.

Complaints: Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS)

Entity in charge

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS)

Bikenibeu , Tarawa
Tel: 75228000
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Public and Environmental Health Unit

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

Person in charge

Ms. Bungiia Kirata

Senior Health Inspector
Tel: 74028100
Email: bkirata87@gmail.com
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