Legislation
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EntryIntoForce
Service; Credit Unions Act, 1990 Credit provision, investment of funds, acceptance of deposits All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 26/09/1990
Service; Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2008 'Fire insurance business' means the business of effecting, otherwise than incidentally to some other class of insurance business, contracts of insurance against loss by or incidental to fire or other occurrence customarily included among the risks insured against in policies of fire insurance; 'General insurance business' means fire, marine, motor vehicle or miscellaneous insurance business whether carried on singly or in combination with one or more of them; 'Life insurance business' means the undertaking of liability under policies of insurance upon human life or the granting of annuities upon human life; 'Marine insurance business' means the business of effecting and carrying out otherwise than incidentally to some other class of insurance business, contracts of insurance – (a) upon vessels or machinery, tackle or furniture or equipment on, in or upon vessels; (b) upon goods, merchandise or property of any description whatever on board vessels; (c) upon the freight of or any other interest in or relating to vessels; (d) against damage arising out of or in connection with the use of vessels including third party risks; (e) against transit risks (whether the transit is by sea, inland water, land, air or partly by one and partly by another) including risks incidental to the transit insured from the commencement of the transit to the ultimate destination covered by the insurance but not including risks the insurance of which is motor vehicle insurance business; or (f) against any of the risks the insurance of which is customarily undertaken in conjunction with or incidental to any such business as is referred to in the foregoing paragraphs of this definition; 'Miscellaneous insurance business' means any insurance business other than business which is principally or wholly employers’ liability insurance business, fire insurance business, life insurance business, marine insurance business and motor vehicle insurance business; 'Motor vehicle insurance business' means the business of effecting contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to or arising out of or in connection with the use of motor vehicles including third party risks; All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 08/09/2008
Service; Kiribati Audit Act, 2017 Auditing services All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED)
Service; Medical Services Act, 1996 Services: Medical practitioners, dentists, a member of para-medical services, nurses, teaching and research institutions thereof, private hospitals. The following are the para-medical services for the purposes of this Act. (a) pharmacists; and (b) clinical psychologists; and (c) physiotherapists; and (d) occupational therapists; and (e) medical technologists; and (f) radiographers; and (g) dental mechanics; and (h) dental therapists and dental assistants; and (i) environmental health officers; and (j) health inspectors; and (k) opticians; and (l) medical assistants. All countries Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) 04/07/1996
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act, 2008 84.79 'Anti-handling device' means a device intended to protect a mine and which is part of, linked to, attached to or placed under the mine and which activates when an attempt is made to tamper with or otherwise intentionally disturb the mine; 'Anti-personnel mine' means a mine designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person and that will incapacitate, injure or kill one or more persons. However a mine designed to be detonated by the presence, proximity or contact of a vehicle as opposed to a person, and that is equipped with an anti-handling device, is not taken to be an anti-personnel mine as a result of being so equipped; 'Mine' means a munition designed to be placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person or a vehicle. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration 28/12/2008
TBT; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Arms and Ammunition Ordinance, 1964 93.05,9304.00,93.03,93.02,93.06,84.24,93 'Ammunition' means ammunition for any arm as hereinafter defined and includes bullets, cartridges, shells or anything designed or adapted for or capable of use with any arm, or designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other thing but does not include spears discharged from an arm solely for the purpose of killing fish; 'Arm' means any lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, or which can be adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet or other missile, any air gun or air pistol of whatever description, and any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing dangerous to persons, and includes any component part of any such weapon, and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon, but does not include articles designed or adapted solely to discharge spears for spearing fish. 'Ammunition' means ammunition for any arm as hereinafter defined and includes bullets, cartridges, shells or anything designed or adapted for or capable of use with any arm, or designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other thing but does not include spears discharged from an arm solely for the purpose of killing fish; 'Arm' means any lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, or which can be adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet or other missile, any air gun or air pistol of whatever description, and any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing dangerous to persons, and includes any component part of any such weapon, and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon, but does not include articles designed or adapted solely to discharge spears for spearing fish. All countries Commissioner of Police 17/02/1964
Other; Service; Import Licence; Betio Town Council (Business Licence) Bye-Laws, 2009 Goods: Any goods Goods: Any goods Services: Services mentioned in Schedule. All countries Betio Town Council (BTC) 22/06/2010
Other; Bills of Sale Ordinance, 1977 84.12,84.10,8406.82,8406.81,84.83 'Chattels personal' shall include machinery used in or attached to any factory or workshop exclusive of fixed motive powers such as water-wheels, steam-engines, steam-boilers, donkey-engines and other fixed appurtenances of the said motive powers, and exclusive of fixed power machinery such as shafts, wheels, or drums and their fixed appurtenances, which transmit the action of the motive powers, and exclusive of pipes for steam, gas and water in the factory or workshop. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 01/08/1897
SPS; Import Licence; Other; Biosecurity Act, 2011 06.02,12.11,25.08,25.05,25.17,0106.90,6309.00,63.10,05.11,23.01,23.02,23.03,23.04,23.05,23.06,23.07,23.08,01,02,05.01,05.02,0504.00,05.05,05.06,05.07,0305.10 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. 'Regulated article' which means - (a) any animal or animal product; (b) any plant or plant product; (c) any living organism, whether modified or not; (d) soil, sand gravel and aggregate; (e) any genetic material; (f) human remains; (g) any host material; (h) a regulated pest or disease; (i) any clothing, machinery or other article that contains or has adhering to it anything mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d); (j) garbage; (k) any other article, substance, goods or thing declared by the Minister by order under subsection (2) to be a regulated article for the purposes of this Act; All countries Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development) 01/01/2011
Service; Building Act, 2006 Building work: work in relation to the erection, alteration, demolition or repair of a building, and includes disposal of waste materials generated. ‘Building’ includes (a) a structure on or attached to land, the lagoon bed or the sea bed; (b) an addition to a building; (c) a structure attached to a building; and (d) part of a building, whether the building is completed or not. However, it does not include (e) a bridge; (f) a road; (g) a retaining wall associated with bridges, or roads; (h) a road traffic sign; or (i) electricity network distribution equipment; All countries Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy (MISE) 25/07/2006
Other; Service; Carriage of Goods by Sea Ordinance, 1926 'Goods' includes goods, wares, merchandises, and articles of every kind whatsoever, except live animals and cargo which by the contract of carriage is stated as being carried on deck and is so carried. 'Services' refer to carriage of goods by ship and covers the period from the time when the goods are loaded on to the time when they are discharged from the ship. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 31/03/1926
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act, 2006 93.06,8424.89,8424.20,28.37,28.47,38.24 'Chemical weapons' means the following, together or separately— (a) toxic chemicals and their precursors, except where intended for purposes not prohibited under the Convention, as long as the types and quantities are consistent with such purposes; (b) munitions and devices, specifically designed to cause death or other harm through the toxic properties of those toxic chemicals specified in paragraph (a), which would be released as a result of the employment of such munitions and devices; (c) any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions and devices specified in paragraph (b). All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration 25/07/2006
Service; Civil Aviation Act, 2004 'Scheduled international air service' : a series of flights performed by aircraft for the transport of passengers, cargo or mail between Kiribati and one or more points in any other country or territory, where the flights are so regular or frequent as to constitute a systematic service, whether or not in accordance with a published timetable, and which are operated in such a manner that each flight is open to use by members of the public; and, in relation to a Kiribati international airline, includes a seventh freedom service. All countries Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) 01/01/2004
Service; Communications (Amendment) Act, 2016 Communication services All countries Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) 01/01/2016
TBT; Service; Communications Act, 2013 85.44,9030.31,9030.32,85.17 Services: Communication service Goods: Customer equipment (equipment (including cabling) that is on the customer side of the network termination point and intended to be connected to a communications network) All countries Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) 01/01/2013
Service; Other; Companies (Amendment) Act, 2000 Any goods and any services traded by fully or partially government owned companies All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 01/01/1982
Other; Service; Companies Ordinance (Incorporating amendments up to 1 September 1998) Any goods and any services All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC)
Service; TBT; Consumer Protection Act, 2001 'Goods': Any goods including machinery, vehicles, mechanical and electrical goods, and the supply of utilities, including gas, electricity, water and telecommunications. 'Services' include, under a contract or otherwise— (a) the provision of advice, guidance or information; or (b) the repair or maintenance of goods, equipment or buildings; or (c) the provision, granting or conferring of any rights, benefits, privileges and facilities in relation to: (i) the performance of work (including work of a professional nature), whether with or without the supply of goods; or (ii) a contract for, or involving the provision of gas, electricity, water or telecommunications; or (iii) the provision, or making available for use of facilities for amusement, entertainment, recreation or instruction; or (iv) the conferring of rights, benefits or privileges for which remuneration is payable in the form of royalty, levy or similar exaction. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 01/01/2002
Service; TBT; Consumer Protection Act, 2002 Any goods and any services All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 01/01/2002
Other; Service; Co-operatvie Societies Ordinance Any goods and any services subject to societies' business All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 01/09/1952
Other; Service; Copyright Act, 2018 37,49.04,37.06 Music, songs, books, photographs, video and sound recording, sculpture, paintings, performers, publications, dramatic works & dance, mime, broadcasting, scripts for filming, computer programs, architectural works. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 06/11/2018
Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Customs Act, 2005 Absolute alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol Any goods All countries Kiribati Customs Administration and Enforcement - (Ministry of Justice) 01/01/2005
Other; Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1995 Substances specified in Part I of Schedule 2. Substances specified in Part II of Schedule 2 to be read with Section 30. (Preparations and other substances falling within Part I whose import and export is exception from control) 'Cocaine' means methyl-benzoyl laevo-ecgonine ([a] D 20° =16°4) in 20 per cent solution of chloroform of which the formula is C17H21O4N; 'Coca leaf' means the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca Lamarck and the Erythroxylon novo-granatense (Morris) Hieronymus and their varieties belonging to the family Erythroxylaceae and the leaf of other species of this genus from which it may be found possible to extract cocaine either directly or by chemical transformation; 'Crude cocaine' means any extract of the coca leaf which can be used directly or indirectly for the manufacture of cocaine; 'Diacetylmorphine' means diacetylmorphine (diamorphine, heroin) having the formula C21H23O5N (C17H17 (C17H17 (C2H3O)2O3N); 'Ecgonine' means laevo-ecgonine ([a] D 20° = 45° 6 in 5 per cent solution of water) of which the formula is C9H15O3NH2O and all the derivatives of laevo-ecgonine which may serve industrially for its recovery; 'Indian hemp' means either of the plants Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica or any portion thereof; 'Medicinal opium' means raw opium which has undergone the processes necessary to adapt it for medicinal use in accordance with the requirements of the British Pharmacopoeia, whether in powder form or granulated or otherwise, or mixed with neutral materials; 'Morphine' means the principal alkaloid of opium having the formula C17H19O3N; 'Prepared opium' means the product of raw opium obtained by a series of special operations, especially by dissolving, boiling, roasting and fermentation designed to transform it into an extract suitable for consumption, and includes dross and all other residues remaining after opium has been smoked; 'Raw opium' means the spontaneously coagulated juice obtained from the capsules of the Papaver somni ferum which has been submitted only to the necessary manipulations for packing and transport, whatever its morphine content. All countries Ministry of Health and Community Affairs 23/10/1995
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2001 1211.90 Thorn Apple (Datura metel) All countries Ministry of Health and Community Affairs 01/01/2002
Other; Quota / Prohibition; Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, 1948 1302.19,1302.11,1207.91,1211.90,1211.40,3003.39,2938.90,2938.10,2939.80,2939.79,2939.71,2924.19 Substances specified in Part I of Schedule 2. Substances specified in Part II of Schedule 2 to be read with Section 30. (Preparations and other substances falling within Part I whose import and export is exception from control) 'Cocaine' means methyl-benzoyl laevo-ecgonine ([a] D 20° =16°4) in 20 per cent solution of chloroform of which the formula is C17H21O4N; 'Coca leaf' means the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca Lamarck and the Erythroxylon novo-granatense (Morris) Hieronymus and their varieties belonging to the family Erythroxylaceae and the leaf of other species of this genus from which it may be found possible to extract cocaine either directly or by chemical transformation; 'Crude cocaine' means any extract of the coca leaf which can be used directly or indirectly for the manufacture of cocaine; 'Diacetylmorphine' means diacetylmorphine (diamorphine, heroin) having the formula C21H23O5N (C17H17 (C17H17 (C2H3O)2O3N); 'Ecgonine' means laevo-ecgonine ([a] D 20° = 45° 6 in 5 per cent solution of water) of which the formula is C9H15O3NH2O and all the derivatives of laevo-ecgonine which may serve industrially for its recovery; 'Indian hemp' means either of the plants Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica or any portion thereof; 'Medicinal opium' means raw opium which has undergone the processes necessary to adapt it for medicinal use in accordance with the requirements of the British Pharmacopoeia, whether in powder form or granulated or otherwise, or mixed with neutral materials; 'Morphine' means the principal alkaloid of opium having the formula C17H19O3N; 'Prepared opium' means the product of raw opium obtained by a series of special operations, especially by dissolving, boiling, roasting and fermentation designed to transform it into an extract suitable for consumption, and includes dross and all other residues remaining after opium has been smoked; 'Raw opium' means the spontaneously coagulated juice obtained from the capsules of the Papaver somni ferum which has been submitted only to the necessary manipulations for packing and transport, whatever its morphine content. All countries Ministry of Health and Community Affairs 20/10/1948
Service; TBT; Other; Dangerous Drugs Regulations, 1980 1302.19,1302.11,1211.90,1211.40,2939.19,2939.11,2939.79,2939.71 Goods: 'Drug' means any drug to which Part IV of the Ordinance applies or a preparation within the meaning of these Regulations. Services: 'Approved veterinary surgeon' means a veterinary surgeon approved as such by the Minister; 'Pharmacist' means a pharmacist registered under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance; 'Registered dentist' means a dental practitioner registered under the Medical and Dental Practitioners Ordinance; 'Registered medical practitioner' means a medical practitioner registered under the Medical and Dental Practitioners Ordinance. All countries Ministry of Health and Community Affairs 21/02/1980
Service; Early Childhood Care and Education Act, 2017 'Approved ECCE service” means an early childhood care and education service that is approved to provide day care and preschool service to a child; 'Approved preschool service” means a pre-school that is approved to provide early childhood education to a child; 'Approved preschool service” means a preschool that is approved to provide early childhood education to a child; ECCE means Early Childhood Care and Education. All countries Ministry of Education (MoE)
Service; Education Act, 2014 Education services All countries Ministry of Education (MoE) 01/01/2014
Service; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Environment (Amendment) Act, 2007 Organisms that are protected species. Goods: Organism that is a protected species. Services: Environmentally-significant activities mentioned in the Schedule of the Environment Act General Regulations 2017 All countries Environment and Conservation Division- ECD, (MELAD) 04/09/2007
Service; Environment (General) Regulations, 2017 Environmentally-significant activities mentioned in Schedule of this Act. All countries Environment and Conservation Division- ECD, (MELAD) 13/12/2017
Service; TBT; Environment Act, 1999 Goods: vehicle, vessel and aircraft. Services: development prescribed in the Schedule. All countries Environment and Conservation Division- ECD, (MELAD) 01/01/1999
Other; Excise Tax Act, 2013 87.07,87.06,87.02,87.05,87.04,87.03,22.08,22.07,22.06,22.05,22.04,22.03,27.10 Products mentioned in the First Schedule (2203, 2204-2206, 2207-2208, 2401-2403, 2710, 8702-8707) All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 01/01/2015
Service; Exhibition of Films (Amendment) Act, 2002 Exhibition of films (here, 'film' means a cinematographic, video film, digital video disk or video compact disk and includes any part of such film and any trailer.) All countries 22/06/2002
Service; Exhibition of Films Ordinance, 1978 Exhibition of films (here, 'film' means a cinematographic or video film and includes any part of such film and any trailer.) All countries 04/12/1978
TBT; Import Licence; Other; Explosives Ordinance, 1927 36.01,36.02,36.04,93.06,36.03,28.05,29.05,3912.20,39.23,65.05,39.20 “Explosive” - a. means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powder, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance, whether similar to those above-mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion; and b. includes fog signals, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as above defined; but c. does not include cartridges for firearms. “Explosive” - a. means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powder, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance, whether similar to those above-mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion; and b. includes fog signals, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as above defined; but c. does not include cartridges for firearms. All countries Commissioner of Police 25/04/1927
SPS; Fish Export Regulations, 2012 03,16.04 Fish or fish products intended for human consumption All countries Kiribati Seafood Verification Authority - (Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development) 18/04/2012
Service; TBT; Fisheries (Amendment Act), 2015 Goods: Fish Services: Fishing including recreational fishing All countries Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD) 16/04/2015
Service; Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 2017 Fishing All countries Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD) 01/01/2017
Service; Fisheries Act, 2010 Services: Fishing, Fish processing establishment, Aquaculture All countries Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) 03/09/2010
SPS; Service; Food Regulations and Standards, 2014 Goods: 'Food’ : any substance or matter, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which is intended for human consumption as food or drink, and includes— (a) any ingredient, food addictive or other substance that enters into or is used in the composition or preparation of food or drink; (b) any confectionery or chewing substance, including ice and ice cream; (c) salt and spices, whether used as ingredients or otherwise; (d) water which is meant for consumption, including bottled water and water that is used in food or beverages or in conjunction with the processing of food; but does not include cosmetics, tobacco or a substance or matter used only as a medicine or drug; Services: Food business including production, processing and distribution and the import and export All countries Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) 01/01/2014
SPS; Food Safety Act, 2006 17,16,18,02,03,09.02,21.03,21.02,21.01,21.04,21.06,21.05,15.15,15.12,15.13,15.17,20.06,20.05,20.04,20.03,20.02,20.01,20.09,20.07,20.08,19.05,19.04,19.03,19.02,19.01,15.09,0407.90,0407.29,0407.21,04.06,04.05,0507.10,04.04,04.03,04.02,04.01,0207.14,0207.13,0207.12,0207.11,11.04,11.03,11.01,11.02,09.10,10.06,10.01,15.08,15.07,15.04,07.01,07.02,07.09,07.08,07.07,07.06,07.05,07.04,07.03,08.10,09.05,09.01,08.09,08.03,08.04,08.08,08.07,08.06,08.05,08.01 ‘Food’ : any substance or matter, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which is intended for human consumption as food or drink, and includes— (a) any ingredient, food addictive or other substance that enters into or is used in the composition or preparation of food or drink; (b) any confectionery or chewing substance, including ice and ice cream; (c) salt and spices, whether used as ingredients or otherwise; (d) water which is meant for consumption, including bottled water and water that is used in food or beverages or in conjunction with the processing of food; but does not include cosmetics, tobacco or a substance or matter used only as a medicine or drug; All countries Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) 01/01/2006
Service; Foreign Investment Act, 2018 Services mentioned in Schedule 1, 2, 3. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 22/11/2018
Service; Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1988 Gaming and lotteries services below 'Game of chance' means a game – (a) in respect of which direct or indirect consideration is paid to participate; (b) that is played with a view to winning money or money’s worth; and (c) the outcome of which depends wholly or partly on chance but does not include any sporting event, game, lottery or prize competition; 'Lottery' means a scheme in respect of which direct or indirect consideration is paid to participate and by which money or money’s worth is disposed of by lot or otherwise wholly by chance and includes a raffle, a sweepstake and every other similar scheme; 'Prize competition' means a scheme or competition in respect of which direct or indirect consideration is paid to participate and of which the result is determined partly by a considerable element of chance and partly by the performance by the contestants of some activity of a kind that may be performed more readily by contestants possessing some knowledge or skill. All countries 09/06/1988
Service; Immigration Ordinance, 1980 Any good and any services All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration 01/01/1980
Other; Import Levy (Imposition of Levy) (Amendment) Order, 1990 Any goods except (1) Accompanied personal baggage not recorded in the manifest; (2) Goods in respect of diplomatic privileges; (3) Petroleum products other than benzine and kerosene; (4) Postal packets; (5) Water; (6) Goods imported directed into any of the Line Islands; (7) Goods imported for trans-shipment to Christmas Island All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 01/01/1990
Other; Import Levy (Special Fund) Ordinance Any goods All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 20/06/1972
SPS; Importation of Animals Regulation, 1976 01,0407.19,0407.11 Live animals, eggs for incubation All countries Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)
Service; Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1997 'Fire insurance business' means the business of effecting, otherwise than incidentally to some other class of insurance business, contracts of insurance against loss by or incidental to fire or other occurrence customarily included among the risks insured against in policies of fire insurance; 'General insurance business' means fire, marine, motor vehicle or miscellaneous insurance business whether carried on singly or in combination with one or more of them; 'Life insurance business' means the undertaking of liability under policies of insurance upon human life or the granting of annuities upon human life; 'Marine insurance business' means the business of effecting and carrying out otherwise than incidentally to some other class of insurance business, contracts of insurance – (a) upon vessels or machinery, tackle or furniture or equipment on, in or upon vessels; (b) upon goods, merchandise or property of any description whatever on board vessels; (c) upon the freight of or any other interest in or relating to vessels; (d) against damage arising out of or in connection with the use of vessels including third party risks; (e) against transit risks (whether the transit is by sea, inland water, land, air or partly by one and partly by another) including risks incidental to the transit insured from the commencement of the transit to the ultimate destination covered by the insurance but not including risks the insurance of which is motor vehicle insurance business; or (f) against any of the risks the insurance of which is customarily undertaken in conjunction with or incidental to any such business as is referred to in the foregoing paragraphs of this definition; 'Miscellaneous insurance business' means any insurance business other than business which is principally or wholly employers’ liability insurance business, fire insurance business, life insurance business, marine insurance business and motor vehicle insurance business; 'Motor vehicle insurance business' means the business of effecting contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to or arising out of or in connection with the use of motor vehicles including third party risks; All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 29/12/1997
Service; Insurance Act, 1981 'Fire insurance business' means the business of effecting, otherwise than incidentally to some other class of insurance business, contracts of insurance against loss by or incidental to fire or other occurrence customarily included among the risks insured against in policies of fire insurance; 'General insurance business' means fire, marine, motor vehicle or miscellaneous insurance business whether carried on singly or in combination with one or more of them; 'Life insurance business' means the undertaking of liability under policies of insurance upon human life or the granting of annuities upon human life; 'Marine insurance business' means the business of effecting and carrying out otherwise than incidentally to some other class of insurance business, contracts of insurance – (a) upon vessels or machinery, tackle or furniture or equipment on, in or upon vessels; (b) upon goods, merchandise or property of any description whatever on board vessels; (c) upon the freight of or any other interest in or relating to vessels; (d) against damage arising out of or in connection with the use of vessels including third party risks; (e) against transit risks (whether the transit is by sea, inland water, land, air or partly by one and partly by another) including risks incidental to the transit insured from the commencement of the transit to the ultimate destination covered by the insurance but not including risks the insurance of which is motor vehicle insurance business; or (f) against any of the risks the insurance of which is customarily undertaken in conjunction with or incidental to any such business as is referred to in the foregoing paragraphs of this definition; 'Miscellaneous insurance business' means any insurance business other than business which is principally or wholly employers’ liability insurance business, fire insurance business, life insurance business, marine insurance business and motor vehicle insurance business; 'Motor vehicle insurance business' means the business of effecting contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to or arising out of or in connection with the use of motor vehicles including third party risks; All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 01/06/1981
Other; Service; Kiribati Ports Authority Act, 1990 (Amended 1999) Goods: Any goods Services: Port services All countries Kiribati Ports Authority 01/01/1990
Other; Service; Kiribati Ports Authority Tariff, 2016 Goods: Any goods Services: Port services All countries Kiribati Ports Authority 01/09/2016
Other; Kiritimati Marine Export Ltd (Special Provisions) Act, 1992 Marine products All countries Kiribati Ports Authority 31/12/1992
Service; Other; Kiritimati Urban Council Business License Bye Law, 2015 A list of business activities is omitted. A fee table listing business activities and corresponding fees is omitted. All countries Kiritimati Urban Council (KUC) 02/01/2014
Service; TBT; Other; Liquor (Amendment) Act, 2005 22.08,22.06,22.05,22.04,22.03 Goods: 'Liquor' means any spirit, wine, beer port, sherry, hop beer or any other fermented, distilled or spirituous liquor ordinarily used as a beverage which contains more than two per cent of proof spirit. 'Sour toddy' Services: Distribution services All countries Ministry of Internal Affairs 30/12/2005
TBT; Other; Service; Liquor Ordinance Liquor: it means any spirit, wine, beer or any liquid containing alcohol used, intended or fit for use as a beverage. *This definition is no longer in use. Please see the Liquor (Amendment) Act 2005 Goods: 'Liquor' means any spirit, wine, beer or any liquid containing alcohol used, intended or fit for use as a beverage. * This definition is no longer in use. Please see the Liquor (Amendment) Act 2005. 'Sour toddy' Services: Distribution services All countries Ministry of Internal Affairs 16/06/1973
TBT; Other; Manufacture of Liquor Act, 1997 22.08,22.06,22.05,22.04,22.03 Goods: 'Liquor' means any spirit, wine, beer port, sherry, hop beer or any other fermented, distilled or spirituous liquor ordinarily used as a beverage which contains more than two per cent of proof spirit. Services: Liquor manufacturing All countries Ministry of Internal Affairs 29/12/1997
Service; Other; Maritime Act, 2017 Goods: Vessel Services: Shipping of cargoes and passengers All countries Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD)
Service; Merchant Shipping (Fees) Ordinance, 1913 Merchant shipping All countries 15/07/1913
TBT; Service; Other; Mineral Development Licensing Ordinance, 1978 2505.90,2612.20,2612.10 Goods: 'Mineral' means any substance, whether in solid, liquid or gaseous form, occurring naturally in or on the earth, or in or under the seabed formed by or subject to a geological process, but does not include water. 'Radioactive mineral' means a mineral which contains by weight at least one-twentieth of 1 per cent (0.05 per cent) of uranium or thorium or any combination thereof, including but not limited to the following- (a) monazite sand and other ores containing thorium; (b) carnotite, pitchblende and other ores containing uranium. Services: 'Reconnaissance' means the search for minerals by geophysical surveys, geochemical surveys and photogeological surveys or other remote sensing techniques and surface geology in connection therewith but does not include- (a) drilling, excavation or other subsurface techniques except where the use of such techniques has been authorised in a reconnaissance licence issued under Part IV; (b) investigation or research into the geology of the Gilbert Islands where such investigation or research has been authorised in writing by the Minister; 'Prospect' means intentionally to search for minerals and includes any work necessary to determine their extent and economic value. 'Mining' All countries 01/04/1978
Native Lands Ordinance (Amended), 2011 'Native land' means land owned by a native or natives. Kiribati Land Management Division (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development) 17/02/2011
Native Lands Ordinance (Amended), 2015 'Native land' means land owned by a native or natives. Kiribati Land Management Division (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development) 17/04/2015
Native Lands Ordinance, 1977 'Native land' means land owned by a native or natives. Kiribati Land Management Division (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development) 14/03/1957
Other; Order with respect to Goods Imported by US Peace Corps Equipment and supplies imported by US Peace Corps All countries Secretary to the Cabinet 01/04/1998
TBT; Other; Petroleum Ordinance, 1968 2710.19 'Dangerous petroleum' means petroleum having a flash point which is less than 73 degrees Fahrenheit ascertained as prescribed in section 13; 'Ordinary petroleum' means petroleum other than dangerous petroleum; 'Petroleum' means any liquid hydrocarbon or mixture of hydrocarbons, and any inflammable mixture (liquid, viscous or solid), containing liquid hydrocarbon. All countries Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy (MISE) 01/09/1968
TBT; Service; Quota / Prohibition; Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance, 1949 13.02,29.33,29.25,29.39,29.18 Goods: 'Poison' includes the several substances mentioned in the Poisons List in Schedule 3; Services: 'Qualified medical practitioner', 'qualified dentist' and 'qualified veterinary surgeon' means a medical practitioner, a dentist and a veterinary surgeon respectively holding a diploma or certificate entitling him to practise his profession in the United Kingdom or any of the Dominions or States set out in Schedule 1 or in any other country approved by the Minister. 'Pharmacists', 'licensed storekeepers' All countries Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) 02/08/1949
Service; Phoenix Islands Protected Area (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 Any commercial activities All countries Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) 01/03/2017
Service; Phoenix Islands Protected Area Regulations, 2008 Any commercial activities All countries Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) 07/02/2008
Service; Phoenix Islands Protected Areas Regulation, 2014 Any commercial activities All countries Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) - MELAD 31/12/2014
Other; Phosphate Taxation Ordinance, 1969 2517.41,2517.10,25.05,25.15,25.13,25.10,25.09,2508.70,2508.60,2508.50,2508.30,2508.10,2530.90 'Phosphate minerals' means every kind of sand, soil, clay, rock, stone, flint, marble, earth, chalk, gravel or similar substance whether lying or found in, or taken from, the surface or beneath it which contains phosphate and is suitable for use as an ingredient in the manufacture of fertiliser. Australia,Kiribati,New Zealand,United Kingdom 01/01/1969
Other; Prices (Amendment) Act, 1981 Products listed in the Schedule to this Act: Bar soap, Corned beef, Flour, Kerosene, Rice, Sugar, Twist tobacco * This schedule is no longer in effect. The updated schedule is in Prices (Regulation) Order No.3 of 2018. All countries Ministry of Trade, Industry and Trade 29/12/1981
Other; Prices (Amendment) Act, 1995 Products listed in the Schedules of Prices Ordinance, 1980 and Prices (Amendment) Act, 1981. * These schedules are no longer in effect. The updated schedule is in Prices (Regulation) Order No.3 of 2018. All countries Ministry of Trade, Industry and Trade 23/10/1995
Other; Prices (Regulation) Order (No.3), 2018 Products mentioned in Column 1 All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 07/12/2018
Other; Prices Ordinance, 1976 Commodities listed in the Schedule of the Ordinance include: Bar Soap, Rice, Corned beef, Sugar, Flour, Twist tobacco, Kerosene * This schedule is no longer in effect. The updated schedule is in Prices (Regulation) Order No.3 of 2018. All countries Ministry of Trade, Industry and Trade 10/06/1976
Service; Other; Prohibited Areas Ordinance, 1957 Any goods and any services. All countries Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) 22/03/1957
SPS; Quarantine Ordinance Goods: Vessels; Any goods on board the vessels Services: Any services that use vessels All countries 01/01/1931
Service; Other; Registration of Business Names Act, 1988 Any goods and any services All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 23/06/1988
Other; Service; Revenue Administration Act, 2013 Any goods and any services All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 30/12/2013
Service; Seabed Minerals Act, 2017 This Act applies to marine scientific research; the prospecting, exploration and mining of Kiribati’s seabed minerals. It however, does not apply to the exploration for or recovery of petroleum. “Marine Scientific Research”– means any study, research or other related scientific Activity, whether fundamental or applied, intended to increase knowledge about the Marine Environment for the benefit of all mankind, and not undertaken directly for industrial or economic purposes, and not significantly altering the surface or subsurface of the seabed nor significantly affecting the Marine Environment. “Seabed Mineral Activities” – means (a) operations for Prospecting under Prospecting Permit, Exploration under Exploration Licence, or Mining under Mining Licence, of Seabed Minerals within Kiribati’s national jurisdiction; or (b) exploration or mining of Seabed Minerals in the Area under Kiribati’s sponsorship, under this Act; All countries Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD)
SPS; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Subsidiary legislation to Quarantine Ordinance All cultures, viruses and substances containing disease germs, microbes and disease agents. Goods: Any goods on board the vessels including rags, second-hand clothing or second-hand bedding Services: Any services that use vessels All countries
TBT; Tobacco Control Act, 2013 24.01,24.02,24.03 Tobacco and tobacco products. All countries Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) 17/05/2013
Other; Service; Trademarks Act, 2019 83.10,4421.99,3926.90,49.11 Any goods and any services that use trademarks for registered businesses (symbols, logos, pictures), slogans All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC)
Other; Service; United Kingdom Designs Protection Ordinance, 1937 Any goods and any services that use registered designs Kiribati,United Kingdom 06/04/1937
Other; Service; Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, 2013 Any goods, including second hand goods and any services except exempt import mentioned in Schedule 1 and exempt supply mentioned in Schedule 2. Zero rated supplies for exports are mentioned in Schedule 3. A supply of imported services is a supply of services that satisfies the following conditions — (a) the supply is made to a registered person; (b) the supply is made by a person who is not a registered person; (c) the supply is not a taxable supply because the supply is not made in Kiribati; (d) the supply would have been a taxable supply if it had been made in Kiribati; (e) the registered person receiving the supply would not have been entitled to a credit for the full amount of input tax payable if the services had been acquired by the person in a taxable supply. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 30/12/2013
TBT; Weights and Measures Act, 1984 Any goods All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) 11/06/1984
TBT; Wildlife Conservation Ordinance, 1977 0407.90,0407.29,0407.19,04.10,0106.33,0106.32,0106.31,0106.20 Fully and partially protected bird and animals in Schedules 1, 2 and 3, their eggs, nests and products thereof, All countries Environment Conservation Division, (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development) 29/05/1975
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