Import Procedures

  • When goods are imported into Papua New Guinea whether by sea, air or land. The owner is obliged by law to correctly declare goods to Customs.
  • The owner via his/her clearing agent (Customs Broker) is required to prepare and lodge with Customs an import/SAD declaration/ import entry describing the nature, quantity, value, the supplier and country of origin of the goods imported or to be imported.
  • This import entry MUST contain the name, address and Tax File Number of the owner is a legal document and any errors and or omissions may attract the imposition administrative penalties.
  • Owners are warned that deliberate false declaration to Customs may resolt in the goods being seized and the owner or agent prosecuted.
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Authorised by:
David Towe
Chief Commissioner, PNG Customs Service

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