Tariffs and regulations

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice.

Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to shipping your products to Fiji.

For further information please see the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority website.

Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Tariff

Import duties for goods range from zero to 33 per cent.

A nine per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) is applicable on all imports. Businesses registered under the VAT legislation can claim an input tax credit in relation to VAT paid on their imports, although the process is lengthy.

Generally Australian exporters to Fiji do not require import licenses for most goods. Most imports are subject to duty. All imports into Fiji are subject to classification by the Fiji Revenue and Customs

Authority, and rates of duty vary with the type of goods.

Duty at a higher rate is generally levied.

Several changes to the tax system were made in the 2016 budget. VAT is imposed on imports of all categories of professional services. The importer of such services is required to pay the required VAT to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority.

There is a 15 per cent Withholding Tax that is deducted from invoices relating to exports of software license, services and maintenance.

For further information please see the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority website.

Product certification, labelling and packaging

Labelling, marking and quoting

For packaged goods, quality certification and weight must be on the label. Labels must also specify the company that produced the goods. Quotes should be in Fiji or Australian dollars.

For more information on packaging and markings legislations please visit the Ministry of Industry and Trade website.

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji must license certain types of agricultural imports, such as rice, dairy, poultry, and meat.

Permits are issued by the office of:

Director of Animal Health and Production, Fiji Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest.

Insurance

Normal commercial practice.