CUSTOMS WILL NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHEQUESThis notice serves to advise all importers, exporters, customs brokers and business houses that the PNG Customs Service will, from January 25, 2012, no longer accept personal cheques. Added to that, Customs will also risk assess and accept company cheques from organisations with reputable payment history only.
This is due to the increase in the number of dishonoured personal and company cheques received by Customs, which is greatly affecting its efforts in collecting revenue for this country, as it is mandated to do.
As a result, ONLY bank cheques and company cheques from reputable organisations will now be accepted by Customs. Companies can contact their respective port managers to find out if their company cheques will be accepted.
PNG Customs Service