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Steps (24) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
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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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 11 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MTCIC) (x 4)
Betio Town Council (BTC) (x 2)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED)
Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development) (x 3)
Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) (x 4)
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD)
Environment Conservation Division, (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)
Shipping Agent
Kiribati Customs Administration and Enforcement - (Ministry of Justice) (x 3)
Kiribati Ports Authority - DNC Building
Kiribati Port Authority (KPA) Headquarters (x 2)

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

Business Name
Operational Licence
TIN - Number
Import Permit
Health Certificate
Bill of Lading

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Birth Certificate (x 3)
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate (x 3)
TIN - Application Form
Business Name
Duly Completed Import Permit Application Form
Duly Completed Import Permit Application Form
Chemical Analysis - Health
Commercial Invoice (x 2)
Import Permit
Duly Completed Import Permit Application Form
Duly Completed Import Permit Application Form
Customs Declaration form (ESAD)
Customs Declaration form (ESAD)
Bill of Lading
Customs Declaration form (Approved for payment)
Customs Declaration (stamped by Customs Cashier)
Manifest (Cargo)
Health Certificate from Exporting Country
Cargo Release Note (Kiribati Ports Authority)

Estimated cost AUD  1,810

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AUD 100
The cost of registration fee is depend on the Investor's working capital.
AUD 100
AUD 60
One off payment for site inspection -Town Council
AUD 1,500
Annual license fee
AUD 50
Stamped bill of lading
AUD 0 -
AUD  1 per 12 lines of Custom declaration
Customs processing fee
AUD 0 -
AUD  35 per cubic metre
Import Levy per cubic metre
AUD 0 -
AUD  450 per 20 ft Container
Port handling charge par 20ft Container
AUD 0 -
AUD  800 per 40 ft Container
Port Handling Fee par 40ft Container

Total Duration 36 d - 78 d expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 36 d 78 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 3h. 5mn 4h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 45mn 7h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 36 d 77 d

Laws 10 expand_more expand_less

Betio Town Council (Business Licence) Bye-Laws 2009 Betio Town Council (Business Licence) Bye-Laws, 2009
  articles 3, 5 + Schedule, 20
Biosecurity Act 2011 Biosecurity Act, 2011
  articles 23 (1), 28 (1) - (2) & 29
Customs Act 2019 Customs Act 2019
Customs Act 2005 Customs Act, 2005
  articles 4 (1) and (2); 5 (a); and 7 (a), 7 (b); 71 (1); and 76, 42
Food Regulations and Standards 2014 Food Regulations and Standards, 2014 Health or sanitary certificates; Analytical certificates
  articles 34, 35, 36 and 37, 52; 53; 58; and 59, 58 (1) and 59, 58 (1) ; and 59 (1) - (4), 64
Food Safety Act 2006 Food Safety Act, 2006 Certificate of analyst to be evidence; Copy of result of analysis; noting that original copies should be provided.
  articles 12 and 13, 12 & 13, 12; 13; 33 (1) and (2) (a), 33. (2) (d)
Kiribati Ports Authority Act 1990 (amended 1999) Kiribati Ports Authority Act, 1990 (Amended 1999)
Kiribati Ports Authority Tariff 2016 Kiribati Ports Authority Tariff, 2016
  Article 2
Registration of Business Names Act 1988 Registration of Business Names Act, 1988
  articles 4, 5, 6, 19 a), and 7
Revenue Administration Act 2013 Revenue Administration Act, 2013
  Article II
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