Fiji: Guidelines for receiving approval for duty and vat exemption

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Due to the high volume of interest from overseas organisations and individuals, donors can now also request duty and VAT exemption directly from the Ministry of Finance. Items will be approved for exemption that can provide immediate relief for victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

In order to be approved for exemption, formal requests need to be submitted to Principal Economic Officer Mohammed Jabid via e-mail at or via telephone (679) 932-5703.

Once an approval letter has been granted, shipments need to be addressed to:

(Name of the receipt individual or organisation) or (National Disaster Management Office)
C/ Attorney General and Minister for Finance
Ministry of Finance
The Government of Fiji

Upon shipment, donors need to provide the Airway Bill or Bill of Landing, an invoice of the value of goods being shipped and the approval letter granted by the Ministry of Finance.

Vehicles, jewellery and any normally prohibited items are not covered under this exemption.

We thank those overseas who are keen to donate relief materials to affected Fijians. The need in Fiji remains great, and the Fijian Government is working hard to meet the urgent needs of our people. Every donation makes a difference for those Fijians who have suffered from the devastation this storm has brought to our shores.

These guidelines are also available on the Fijian Government Facebook page.