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Import Permit Laws and Regulation

Policy

In Pursuant to Section 55 (4) of the Telecommunications Promulgation 2008; “A person who intends to import any telecommunication equipment or apparatus including radio transmitting devices, other than equipment exempted by regulations, shall obtain an import permit from the authority”.

Purpose

Under the requirements of the above mentioned legislation, for a person who intends to import telecommunications equipment shall obtain an Import Permit from the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF).

To be safe for all parties, it is therefore prudent to abide by the current legislation, and it is advisable for applicants to apply for an import permit in advance, as and when the shipment is ready to be shipped from overseas, this service also offers government revenue and satisfies our stakeholders on their permit application needs.

Importations of telecommunication equipments into the country shall require an Import Permit. This process ensures that equipments imported into the country comply with the technical rules and standards enforced by the TAF. Monitoring of imported telecommunications equipment ensures that Fiji is not a dumping ground for non standard compliance manufactured equipments.

Technical Rules & Standards

Below are quotes from the Telecommunication Promulgation: 2008 regarding Technical rules and Standards.

Section 55(1): The Authority may make technical rules and standards applicable to the import, use, supply, installation or maintenance of telecommunication equipments and apparatus if necessary to ensure against damage to telecommunication networks or services or to public health, safety or the environment.

Section 55(3): No person may import, use, supply, install, or maintain any telecommunication equipment or apparatus that does not comply with technical rules and standards published pursuant to subsection (1).

Section 55(4): A person who intends to import any telecommunication equipment or apparatus including radio transmitting devices, other than equipment exempted by regulations, shall obtain an import permit from the Authority.

Section 55(6): The Authority shall rely upon declarations of manufacturers of compliance of telecommunications equipment and apparatus in countries having technical rules and standards which the authority considers adequate for the purposes of subsection (1).

Public registers

The authority keeps a register of all applications for licenses, all licenses granted including any subsequent modifications or variations pursuant to this promulgation, available to public inspection subject to confidentiality restrictions, and such a register may is kept in electronic form.

Any person may request a copy of the register from the authority subject to payment of reasonably cost for providing such copy.
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