Legislation
Category
Name
Product
Country
Institution(s)
EntryIntoForce
International agreement; 1993 Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas (Ratification) Act, 2013 Services: Fishing. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/03/2014
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Absinthe (Prohibition) Act, 1915 2208.90 Absinthe and other similar liquors. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/1916
International agreement; ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, 2001 (Cotonou Agreement) All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 15/04/2002
International agreement; Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) (Ratification) Act, 2005 American Samoa,Australia,Cook Islands,Fiji Islands,France,French Polynesia,Guam,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,New Caledonia,New Zealand,Niue,Northern Mariana Islands,Palau,Papua new Guinea,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tokelau,Tonga,Tuvalu,United States,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 12/09/2005
International agreement; Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Struddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (Ratification) Act, 2013 Services: Fishing. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/03/2014
International agreement; Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (Ratification) Act, 2013 Services: Fishing and port services All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/03/2014
International agreement; Agreement on Strengthening Implementation on the Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region (Ratification) Act, 2014 Services: Fishing Australia,Cook Islands,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,New Zealand,Niue,Palau,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02/07/2014
International agreement; Agreement on The International Dolphin Conservation Program (Ratification) Act, 2003 0303.49,0303.45,0303.44,0303.43,0303.42,0303.41,0302.39,0302.36,0302.35,0302.33,0302.32,0302.31 Goods: Tuna Services: Tuna purse-seine fishery All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 03/11/2008
SPS; Other; Agricultural Fees Act, 1973 0407.11,04.01,0204.50,0204.41,0204.10,0203.19,02.07,02.08,0203.12,0203.11,0202.20,0202.10,0201.30,0201.20,0201.10,1201.90,1201.10,10.06,1005.10,10.01,12.07,1212.93,07.14,07.13,0701.90,0702.00,07.09,07.08,07.06,07.05,07.04,0703.90,0703.20,0703.10,08.10,08.09,0808.40,0808.30,0808.10,0806.10 agriculture and livestock Agriculture and livestock products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 23/10/1973
Other; SPS; Agricultural Fees Regulation (Amendment) Order, 2013 - Delete 01,02,1802.00,1801.00,0403.10,0303.89,0406.10,0405.90,0405.20,0405.10,0404.90,0404.10,0403.90,0402.29,0402.21,0402.10,02.07,0207.12,0207.11,0301.19,0301.11,0511.99 Animals and animal products; biological products which includes meat, dairy, poultry, seafood, live animals, semen, ornamental marine fishes. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 29/05/2013
Other; SPS; Agricultural Fees Regulation, 2012 02.06,0204.50,0204.10,0203.19,02.07,0203.12,0203.11,01.05,0104.20,0104.10,0102.39,0102.31,0102.29,0102.21,0102.90,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01,12.11,06.02 Plant and plant products; animal and animal products; small animals, livestock; bovine carcasses; poultry meat products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 26/07/2012
Service; Agriculture Act, 2018 Agricultural activity in any of the commodities specified under the Schedule All countries Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 28/08/2018
TBT; Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Import Licence; Alcohol Importation Act, 1922 2208.70,2208.60,2208.50,2208.40,2208.30,2208.20,2207.20,2208.90,2106.90,3302.90 Pure alcoholic or crude spirit from which intoxicating liquids can be extracted or distilled; spirituous or alcoholic liquids of any kinds. Goods: Pure alcohol and crude spirit; all types of spirituous and alcoholic liquids. Services: Transportations services by sea and land. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 24/07/1922
Service; Alienated Land Act, 1982 Any services on/using land All countries Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 01/08/1982
SPS; Other; Animal Diseases (Control) Act, 1993 01.01,02,67.01,03.06,0407.29,0407.21,0407.19,0407.11,04.06,04.05,04.10,04.04,04.03,04.02,04.01,01.05,0104.20,0104.10,0103.10,0102.39,0102.31,0102.29,0102.21,0102.90,0106.49,0106.39,0106.33,0106.32,0106.31,0106.20,0106.14,0511.10,41.01 All types of animals and animal products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 10/05/1993
SPS; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Animal Import Condition 04.09,2309.90,04.07,04.06,04.05,04.04,04.03,04.02,04.01,02.06,02.04,02.07,02.08,02.03,0202.30,0202.20,02.01,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91,0301.19,0301.11,02.09,03.06,03.07,03.08,0106.19 Animal and animal products mentioned in the import condition (chicken eggs, seafood, meat and meat products, dairy products, mana whey protein products, aquaculture (prawn or fish) feed, aquarium fish). Depending on the products, import permits are issued with respect to a certain country of origin. Animal and animal products mentioned in the import condition (chicken eggs, seafood, meat and meat products, dairy products, mana whey protein products, aquaculture (prawn or fish) feed, aquarium fish). All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 01/01/2013
SPS; Other; Import Licence; Animal Importation and Quarantine Act, 1988 03.06,0403.10,04.08,04.07,04.06,0405.90,0405.20,0405.10,0404.90,0404.10,0409.00,05.10,0507.90,0507.10,05.07,05.06,05.05,05.04,0502.90,0502.10,05.02,05.01,0403.90,04.02,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.07,02.08,02.03,01.05,01.04,01.03,01.02,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01,0106.90,0106.49,0106.41,0106.39,0106.33,0106.32,0106.31,0106.20,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91,02.10,02.09,0511.91,41.01,41.03,41.05,41.04,41.06,3004.20,3002.90,3002.30,3004.90,3006.70,38.22,3504.00,04.01,0104.20,0104.10,0106.14,0106.12,0511.10,0511.99,41.02,3004.41 Any animal, animal products, biological product or any related article All types of animal and animal products; biological products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 13/06/1988
Service; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, 2014 Services provided by the reporting entities listed under Clause 2 of this Act. All countries Financial Intelligence Unit 24/06/2014
Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; TBT; Aviation Security Act, 2007 9304.00,9302.00,9305.99,9305.91,1302.11,2939.19,2939.11,2939.71 Goods: Firearms; dangerous goods as classified in accordance with the ICAO’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air. Services: Aviation security services on the ground and at airports. All countries Department of Civil Aviation 25/02/2008
International agreement; Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and Minamata Convention on Mercury (Ratification) Act, 2018 8506.10,2825.50,2903.15,3915.90,2933.92,2930.80,2924.25,2916.16,2918.91,3822.00,3825.69,3825.30,3824.99,3904.21,3901.90,3915.10,3208.90,3204.17,3403.99 Goods: Hazardous wastes, chemicals and pesticides; mercury and mercury products. Services: Transboundary transportation and disposal services of hazardous wastes, chemicals and pesticides. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/08/2018
International agreement; Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (Ratification) Act, 2019 Audiovisual performances, its production, use and broadcasting. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16/01/2020
International agreement; Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Ratification) Act, 2012 A- All types of protected literary and artistic works. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02/07/2012
Service; Other; Import Licence; Broadcasting and Television Act, 1992 8529.90,8529.10,8528.73,8528.72,8528.71,8525.60,8525.50,8542.39 Any broadcasting apparatus, which means (a) any satellite dish or satellite decoder; or (b) any other apparatus capable of or designed or constructed for the transmission or reception of broadcast matter by radio waves, wire, cable, optical fibre, satellite or any other means or a combination of those means Goods: Television receivers and broadcasting receiving apparatus, including satellite dishes and decoders. Services: Broadcasting and television services; broadcasting station services, including private stations. All countries Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation 26/11/1992
Service; Building Act, 2013 Construction services for all types of buildings and public facilities. All countries Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities 25/03/2014
Other; TBT; Bureau of Standards Act, 2016 A- All types of goods All countries Vanuatu Bureau Of Standards 18/04/2017
Service; Business License Act, 1998 All types of businesses listed under Schedules 1 and 2, which includes commercial banks, other financial institutions; domiciled Vanuatu licensed insurance companies; non-domiciled Vanuatu licensed insurance companies; insurance agents, security firms; specialty shops; take-away food outlets and catering services; transportation, storage facilities and tourism services; tourism transportation, products and services; recreational services, barber and beauty services, educational services, repairs and other services. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 01/08/1998
Service; Other; Business Names Act, 1990 A- All types of businesses. All countries Registrar of Business Names 02/07/1990
Service; Casino Control Act, 1993 Casinos; junket events. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 08/03/1993
Other; TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Cattle (Export) Act, 1977 0206.29,0206.22,0206.21,0206.10,0102.21,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10 All types of live cattle, meat or meat products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 20/09/1977
Service; Censorship of Films Act, 1973 Exhibition of cinematographic films; advertisements of films. All countries Censorship Board 25/05/1973
Service; Central Bank of Vanuatu Act, 1980 All types of banking businesses and financial institutions, including merchant banking businesses; foreign currency exchange services. All countries Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 01/01/1981
Service; Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu Act, 1995 All types of businesses. All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 05/06/1995
Service; Charitable Associations (Incorporation) Act, 1982 All types of charitable association corporations. All countries Registrar of Charitable Associations 12/07/1982
Other; TBT; Circuits Layout Act, 2000 8542.39 Integrated circuit layouts. All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 08/02/2011
Service; Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2013 Investments to Real Estate Option Program, Contribution Program and Development Support Program. All countries Citizenship Commission 21/01/2014
International agreement; Civil Aviation (Conventions) Act, 1981 International civil aviation services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 27/07/1981
Service; Other; Civil Aviation Act, 1999 8803.30,8803.20,8803.10,8802.40,8802.30,8802.20,8802.12,8802.11 Goods: Aircrafts, aeronautical products. Services: Airports, air services and aviation related services. All countries Department of Civil Aviation 17/09/1999
TBT; Other; Quota / Prohibition; Service; Cocoa Act, 1982 1801.00 Goods: Cacao beans, cocoa beans. Services: Cocoa dealers, cocoa processing and fermentary operators. All countries Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 01/02/1982
Service; Other; Companies (Insolvency and Receivership) Act, 2013 A- All types of goods and services (companies) All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 31/08/2015
Service; Other; Companies Act, 2012 A- All types of goods and services (public, private, community and overseas companies; companies limited by guarantee, including overseas companies) All countries Registrar of Companies 31/08/2015
Service; Other; Companies Regulations Order, 2015 A- All types of goods and services (public, private, community and overseas companies; companies limited by guarantee, including overseas companies) All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 31/08/2015
Service; Company and Trust Services Providers Act, 2010 All types of company services, which includes general administrative services; providing a registered office or an accommodation address facility; providing a registered agent for an international company; acting as director, secretary, nominee shareholder or nominee member of a company; any other related services. All types of trust services, which includes services in relation to the creation or modification of an express trust, other than as a legal practitioner; services of a professional trustee, protector or administrator of a trust or settlement; managing and administering a trust or settlement; providing any of the above services for a private trust company, or a company that acts as trustee of a single trust; any other related services. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 06/09/2012
International agreement; Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (Ratification) Act, 2005 93.06,8401.20,8401.10,2844.40,2844.30,2844.20,2844.10,2844.50 Nuclear materials and weapons. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 31/08/2005
Service; Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu Act, 1980 All types of services related to land under the Republic of Vanuatu. All countries Parliament of Vanuatu 30/07/1980
Other; Consular Relations Act, 1988 2710.20,2710.19,2710.12 Articles imported for official consular use; hydrocarbon oils. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16/05/1988
Other; Control and Registration of Dogs Act, 1971 0106.19 Both male and female dogs over the age of 6 months. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 01/10/1971
Service; Control of Pharmacists Act, 1953 Pharmacists. All countries Pharmacists Practitioners' Commission 31/12/1953
International agreement; Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 2001 2841.61,2902.30,2807.00,2806.10,2933.39,2933.32,2932.94,2926.40,2932.93,2932.91,3004.43,3004.42,3004.41,3004.50,3003.43,3003.42,3003.41,3004.90,2939.44,2939.42,2939.41,2939.61,2939.62,2939.63,2924.23,2914.31,2914.12,2914.11,2915.24,2909.11,2922.43,2916.34 Goods: All types of illicit narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 15/09/2003
International agreement; Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Ratification) Act, 2009 A- Goods: All types of intangible heritage, which includes instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated with communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognised as part of their cultural heritage. Services: Intangible cultural heritage services such as oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage; performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive events; knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; traditional craftsmanship. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 09/11/2009
International agreement; Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (Ratification) Act, 2005 Services: International carriage by air services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26/09/2005
International agreement; Convention on Biological Diversity (Ratification) Act, 1992 25.12,25.08,18.03,18.02,1801.00,01.05,0104.20,0104.10,0103.10,0102.21,12.11,0714.30,0714.20,06.02,0714.90,44.03 Genetic resources All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 01/03/1993
International agreement; Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act, 2013 0306.39,0306.36,0306.35,0306.34,0306.33,0306.32,0306.31,0307.11,0307.82,0307.81,0307.71,0307.60,0307.51,0307.42,0307.31,0307.21,0308.90,0308.30,0308.21,0308.11,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91 Goods: All types of fish, including molluscs; crustaceans and other living marine resources within the Convention Area. Services: Fishing, conservation and management services of high seas fisheries resources in the South Pacific Ocean. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 30/10/2013
International agreement; Convention on the Conservation and Management of Tuna Stocks and Other Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act, 2005 0301.99,0301.95,0301.94 Goods: All types of tuna stocks and other highly migratory fish stocks. Services: Fishing; conservation, research and management services of tuna and other highly migratory fish stocks, fisheries resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 19/09/2005
International agreement; Convention on the Conservation and the Management of High Sea Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act, 2016 0306.39,0306.36,0306.35,0306.34,0306.33,0306.32,0306.31,0307.11,0307.82,0307.81,0307.71,0307.60,0307.51,0307.42,0307.31,0307.21,0308.90,0308.30,0308.21,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91 Goods: All types fish, molluscs, crustaceans and other marine species caught by fishing vessels within the Convention Area. Services: Fishing; conservation and management services of high seas fisheries resources in the North Pacific Ocean. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16/03/2017
International agreement; Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection (Ratification) Act, 2005 3923.29,3923.21,3923.10,3602.00,3601.00 Goods: All types of plastic explosives. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26/09/2005
International agreement; Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Ratification) Act, 2005 2835.22,2837.11,2833.19,2904.91,2847.00,2853.10,2812.17,2812.16,2812.15,2812.13,2811.12,2804.10,2807.00,2806.20,2806.10,2933.39,2933.99,2930.60,2931.39,2930.70,2931.38,2931.35,2931.34,2931.33,2931.32,2931.31,2931.37,3002.90,2939.20,2912.19,2912.11,2921.14,2921.13,2921.12,2922.18,2920.24,2920.23,2920.22,2920.21,2918.17,3907.20,3911.90,3824.91 Goods: All types of chemical weapons; toxic chemicals and their precursors; munitions and devices, specifically designed to cause death or other harm through the toxic properties of those toxic chemicals; any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions and devices above. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 31/08/2005
International agreement; Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ratification) Act, 2005 9302.00,9301.90,9301.10,9301.20 Goods: All types of anti-personnel mines and munition devices. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 31/08/2005
Service; Other; Co-operative Societies Act, 1987 A- All types of goods and services related to co-operative societies (agriculture; consumer and marketing; electricity; fisheries; housing; livestock; school; and water) All countries Registrar of Co-operative Societies 20/07/1987
Other; Service; Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 9703.00,9702.00,9701.10,9701.90,4421.99,4911.99,3705.00 All types of artistic works; audio-visual works; broadcasts; computer programs, collective works; dramatic works; expressions of indigenous culture; indigenous knowledge; literary works; musical works; photographs; and sound recordings. All countries Vanuatu National Cultural Council 08/02/2011
Other; Currency Declaration Act, 2009 7118.90,71.06,71.05,71.07,71.04,71.03,71.02,71.08,71.01,8523.59,8523.52,4911.99,4907.00 All types of currency, which includes coin and paper money of Vanuatu or of a foreign country; monetary instruments like cheques, travellers cheques, money orders, and negotiable instruments in a form in which title passes on delivery; precious metals, precious stones, pearls and jewellery; any kind of monetary instrument which is found at any place in Vanuatu, if the instrument is specified by the Minister by Order; or currency in electronic form includes but not limited to debit cards, credit cards, pre-paid mobile phones and any other electronic device with a stored value. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 04/02/2013
Other; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Import Licence; Service; Customs Act, 2013 All types of goods. Goods: All types of goods. Services: Customs brokers; corporate importers and exporters. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 04/11/2013
Quota / Prohibition; Customs Prohibited Export Regulations Order, 2014 2106.90,1602.90,1803.20,1803.10,18.03,18.02,18.01,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.07,02.08,02.03,01.02,0202.10,02.01,02.10,02.09,1212.94,12.03,1211.90,1211.20,4401.12,4401.11,49.07,2915.24,3301.29,3301.19,3602.00,3601.00 Acetic anhydride, any other explosive or its components; cattle; cocoa beans; cocoa, copra, lavender oil, tea-tree oil; cultural items; currency or negotiable bearer instruments not less than the equivalent of 1,000,000 VT; all types of fauna and flora; kava; logs and flitches; meat and meat products; sandalwood; turtles embalmed with preservative substance. Logs and flitches means any timber that has not been processed into plywood, veneer, planks or any other finished products except timber from coccos nucifera or santalum austro-caledonicum. Kava means natural extracts, dried roots, stumps (chips), and/or basal stems from selected varieties of the plant species Piper methysticum. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 01/01/2014
Quota / Prohibition; Import Licence; Customs Prohibited Import Regulations Order, 2014 7326.90,87.02,8703.24,8703.23,8703.22,8703.21,8523.49,9303.10,93.02,9306.90,9306.30,9306.29,9306.21,8211.93,8211.92,2208.70,22.08,2207.20,22.05,22.04,2903.79,2903.78,2903.77,2903.76,2903.75,2903.74,2903.73,2903.72,2903.71,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01,1302.19,1302.11,1203.00,12.03,12.11,06.02,4911.91,2939.19,2938.10,2924.19,38.14,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3706.90,3706.10,37.06,3705.00,38.08,3824.74,3824.75,3824.77,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76,36.02,01,2106.90,2903.19,3002.90,3002.30,3002.14,3002.11,2941.90,2941.10,38.15,37.05,3302.10 All types of alcohol; ammunitions; all types of animals and biological products; currency or negotiable bearer instruments not less than the equivalent of VT1,000,000; all types of devices and nets designed for trapping birds; all types of explosives; all types of flora and fauna; firearms; all types of unsafe, adulterated, injurious food items; right-hand drive motor vehicles; pesticides; all types of plants and Plant products; whiskey or product purporting to be whiskey that has been stored in wood for more than 3 years; any of the following chemicals whether alone or in a mixture - hydrochlorofluorocarbons, methyl bromide, bromochloromethane, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons. All the drugs listed under Schedule 1. Absinthe; beef in any form originating from Europe as set out under the Food (Control) Act; copra; any obscene material as described in the Obscenity Act; any offensive weapon as defined in the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act, 1969; any ozone-depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases as set out in the Ozone Layer Protection Act, 2010, including but not limited to any of the following chemicals whether alone or in a mixture - chlorofluorocarbons; halons; carbon tetra-chlorides; methyl chloroforms; hydro-bromo-fluoro-carbons; wine with a false description and presentation as provided for in the Geographical Indications (Wine) Act. All types of alcohol; ammunitions; all types of animals and biological products; currency or negotiable bearer instruments not less than the equivalent of VT1,000,000; all drugs listed in Schedule 1; all types of devices and nets designed for trapping birds; all types of explosives; all types of flora and fauna; firearms; all types of unsafe, adulterated, injurious food items; right-hand drive motor vehicles; pesticides; all types of plants and Plant products; whiskey or product purporting to be whiskey that has been stored in wood for more than 3 years; any of the following chemicals whether alone or in a mixture - hydrochlorofluorocarbons, methyl bromide, bromochloromethane, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 16/06/2014
Other; Service; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Customs Regulations Order, 2014 A- Goods: All types of goods, except those exempted from lodgement of declaration for customs (Clause 20 and 21). Services: All types of customs-related services; customs brokers. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 19/06/2014
TBT; Other; Import Licence; Dangerous Drugs Act, 1939 2845.90,1302.19,1302.11,1211.30,2933.79,2933.71,2933.55,2933.39,2933.11,2933.41,2933.99,3003.90,3004.90,2939.11,2938.90,2938.10,2939.63,2939.71,2914.19,2915.90,2921.46,2924.19,38.15,38.22,3302.90,3822.00 All the substances and materials listed under Clause 2. All the substances and materials listed under Clause 2 All countries Ministry of Health 01/12/1939
Other; TBT; Designs Act, 2003 A- All types of designs and manufactured articles, including its parts, but does not an integrated circuit, or part of an integrated circuit, within the meaning of the Circuit Layouts, 2000; or a thing used to make a circuit. All countries Registrar of Designs 08/02/2011
Service; Education Act, 2014 Education services (primary schools; junior secondary schools; senior secondary schools; secondary schools providing both junior and senior secondary education; schools providing both primary education and secondary education; single medium schools; dual medium schools; vocational secondary schools; schools with boarding facilities; and schools for students with special needs). All countries Department of Education 23/06/2014
TBT; Other; Electrical Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Products (Importation Control) (Amendment) Regulation Order No. 186 of 2017 85.39,8418.69,8418.61,8418.40,8418.29,8418.21,8418.10,8418.30,8415.83,8415.82,8415.81,8415.20,8415.10 1. Refrigerator or freezer (Electrical household refrigerating appliances and refrigerators, refrigerators and freezers or freezers which (a) Operate using the vapour Compensation cycle, and (b) Use mains electricity (230/240 volts at 50Hz) as the primary power source) 2. Air conditioners, including Single phase and 3-phase up to 65kW rated total cooling Capacity and air source heat Pumps but not water source heat pumps 3. Lighting products (Incandescent lamps, Linear Fluorescent lamps, Compact fluorescent lamps, Fluorescent lamp ballasts) All countries Department of Energy 29/03/2017
Service; Employment (Amendment) Act, 2001 All types of employment agencies. All countries Department of Labour and Employment Services 11/02/2002
TBT; Other; Energy Efficiency of Electrical Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Products Act, 2016 8539.90,8539.31,8539.29,8539.22,8418.69,8418.40,8418.29,8418.21,8418.30,8439.10,8415.81,8415.10 All electrical appliances, equipment and lighting products listed in Schedules 1 and 2. All countries Department of Energy 29/03/2017
Service; Other; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Environmental Protection and Conservation Act, 2003 2903.79,2903.77,2903.76,2903.75,2903.74,2903.73,2903.72,2903.71,2903.19,2903.14,3002.90,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3808.59,3824.74,3824.75,3824.77,3824.88,3824.86,3824.81,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76,2903.39 Any foreign organism that may have a significant adverse impact on Vanuatu’s native flora or fauna. (Foreign organism means all stages of any life form not endemic or normally found in Vanuatu). Goods: All types of biodiversity resources and organisms derived from it. Services: All types of projects, proposals or development activities that cause or are likely to cause significant environmental, social and/or custom impacts; bio-prospecting activities and research; all types of foreshore development activities of the coasts of any islands under the Republic of Vanuatu. All countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation 10/03/2003
Other; Service; Essential Commodities Act, 1976 A- Goods: All types of essential food, water, fuel products. Services: Supply and distribution of food, water, fuel or light; transportation All countries Ministry of Home Affairs 13/02/1976
Other; TBT; Excise Act, 2002 2204.22,2204.21,2204.10,2203.00 All types of excisable products listed in Schedule 1 of the Excise (Amendment) Act, 2014. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/2003
TBT; Service; Other; Import Licence; Explosives Act, 1917 8536.10,2915.70,3604.90,3604.10,3603.00,3602.00,3601.00,36.03 Goods: All types of explosives, which includes gunpowder, blasting powder, dynamite, nitro glycerine, gun cotton, fulminate of mercury and every other substance not specified, used with a view to produce an effect by explosions, and includes detonators, fuse and every accessory composed of a detonating or inflammable substance used to produce explosions and includes crackers and rockets. Goods: All types of explosives, which includes gunpowder, blasting powder, dynamite, nitro glycerine, gun cotton, fulminate of mercury and every other substance not specified, used with a view to produce an effect by explosions, and includes detonators, fuse and every accessory composed of a detonating or inflammable substance used to produce explosions and includes crackers and rockets. Services: Fishing, transportation by vessel, construction of private magazines. All countries Ministry of Home Affairs 02/08/1917
Other; Export Duties Act, 1964 1806.10,1806.20,1801.00,0508.00,0104.20,0104.10,0103.92,0103.91,0102.39,0102.31,0102.29,0102.21,0101.90,0101.30,0101.29,0102.90,0301.92,0301.19,0301.11,0302.19,12.03,1211.90,4403.23,4403.22,4403.21,4403.12,4403.11,4403.26,4403.49,4403.41,4403.99,4403.98,4403.97,4403.96,4403.94,4403.93,4403.91 All types of goods listed in Schedule 1 of Export Duties Act, 1964 except pure-bred breeding animals, other live bovine animals, ornamental fish, eels. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/1964
Service; Financial Dealers Licensing Act, 1971 All types of financial dealers in different types of securities, investments, commodities, shares and bonds. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 31/05/1971
Service; Financial Institutions Act, 1999 All types of banking businesses and services by banks and other financial institutions. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 01/10/1999
Import Licence; Other; TBT; Service; Firearms Act, 1987 93.05,9303.90,9303.10,9302.00,93.02,9306.90,9306.30,9306.29,9306.21 All types of firearms and ammunitions. Goods: All types of firearms, ammunition and air weapons Services: Dealer of firearms and ammunition (manufacturing, selling, transferring, repairing, testing or proving; or exposing for sale or transfer; or having in possession for the previously mentioned purposes) Ammunition means the complete round and includes cartridge cases, primers, propellant powder, bullets and projectiles used in firearms, and any prohibited ammunition, but does not include spears discharged from a firearm solely for the purpose of killing fish. Firearms include any portable barrelled weapon that expels, is designed to expel or may be readily converted to expel a shot, bullet or projectile by the action of an explosive, and includes any air weapon, any prohibited weapon and any component of a firearm, but does not include an antique firearm or any replica of an antique firearm. All countries Vanuatu Police Force 28/03/1988
SPS; TBT; Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Import Licence; Fisheries Act, 2014 8902.00,0306.39,0306.35,0306.34,0306.33,0306.32,0306.31,0307.11,0307.82,0307.81,0307.71,0307.87,0307.51,0307.42,0307.31,0307.21,0307.88,0307.91,0308.90,0308.30,0308.21,0308.11,0106.20,0106.12,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91,0301.19,0301.11,1211.90,0602.90,0508.00,0307.60,01.05,0104.20,0104.10,0103.10,0102.39,0102.21,0101.29,0101.21 Exotic fish; genetically modified aquatic organisms; live aquatic organism for aquaculture, seafood; a marine mammal tooth Aquatic organism includes any of the following: (a) an aquatic plant or animal of any species, whether piscine or not; (b) any oyster or other mollusc, crustacean, coral, sponge, holothurian (beche-de-mer), or other echinoderm, turtle and marine mammal; (c) the eggs, spawn, spat and all juvenile stages and any of their parts, the reproductive products and body parts of such aquatic plant or animal. Goods: Exotic fish; genetically modified aquatic organisms; live aquatic organisms for aquaculture and related activities; seafood and seafood products; driftnet vessels; any marine mammal, marine mammal part or marine mammal product. Services: All types of fishing, aquaculture and related activities; fish-processing institutions; operators of fishing vessels; commercial marine mammal watching; transshipment services in high seas. Aquatic organism includes any of the following: (a) an aquatic plant or animal of any species, whether piscine or not; (b) any oyster or other molluscs, crustacean, coral, sponge, holothurian (beche-de-mer), or other echinoderm, turtle and marine mammal; (c) the eggs, spawn, spat and all juvenile stages and any of their parts, the reproductive products and body parts of such aquatic plant or animal. Whale vomit or ambergris is not taken to be a marine mammal part or marine mammal product. All countries Department of Fisheries 01/01/2014
SPS; Service; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Fisheries Regulation order No. 28 of 2009 0306.93,0306.32,0306.31,05.08,0307.60,0308.19,0308.12,0308.11,0106.20 Goods: Aquarium coral or other invertebrates, marine ornamental product (fish, invertebrates, live rock, live coral, giant clam and any other organisms), Crustaceans, Flame angel (Centropyge Loriculus), Dermocheyles coriacea (leatherback turtle), Eretmochelys imbricate (hawksbill turtle), Chelonia mydas (green turtle), and any turtle species, Beche de Mer, harvested farmed specimens of live coral (living hard coral) and wild giant clams (Tridacna, Hippopus) Services: Fishing, fish/aquaculture processing services All countries Vanuatu Department of Fisheries 01/01/2009
SPS; Other; Import Licence; Food (Control) Act, 1993 2303.10,2104.20,2106.90,2106.10,2501.00,20.09,2008.19,1702.90,1904.20,2804.90,1302.32,1302.19,0814.00,0802.12,2936.29,2937.29,2918.99,2918.30,3824.99,3301.90,3203.00,3507.90,23.02,23.01 Any food which has been spoilt or rendered unfit for human consumption for use as animal food or for other purposes All types of food fortification additives. All types of food and food products, which includes drink, chewing gum, and other products of a like nature and use, and articles and substances used as ingredients in the preparation of food or drink or of such products, but does not include – (a) water, other than water from natural springs, either in its natural state or with added mineral substances, distilled water and aerated water; (b) fodder or feeding stuffs for animals, birds or fish; (c) live animals, live birds, live fish (excluding shellfish); or (d) articles or substances used as drugs; (e) any articles or substances prescribed under section 53 as non-food for the purpose of this Act. All countries Chief Food Authority 28/06/1999
Service; Foreign Investment Act, 2019 All types of foreign investment activities, including the restricted activities listed under Part 3 of the Schedule, but excluding the prohibited activities and reserved activities listed under Parts 1 and 2 respectively of the Schedule of this Act. All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 15/01/2020
Service; Foreshore Development Act, 1976 All types of foreshore development activities, which includes carrying out of any building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on, over or under the land, or the making of any material change in the use of buildings or other land whether or not such land is covered by water. All countries Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 17/09/1976
Quota / Prohibition; Other; TBT; Service; Forestry (Management and Control of Sandalwood Trade and Exports) Order, 1997 12.11,3302.90,3301.90,3307.90,3401.11 Sandalwood and sandalwood products Goods: All types of sandalwood and sandalwood products. Services: Sandalwood harvesting, purchasing trading, processing and or export operations. All countries Department of Forestry 27/01/1997
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Other; Service; Forestry Act 0103.10,0102.29,0102.21,0101.90,0101.30,0101.29,0102.90,12.11,0602.90,0602.10,4401.12,4401.11,4403.49,4407.29 Goods: All types of forest products, sandalwood, timber, trees except protected species (Clause 37); flitches, logs and slabs; all types of animal and plant specimens. Services: All commercial forestry operations, including logging, mobile sawmills, sandalwood harvesting, burning. All countries Department of Forestry 19/05/2020
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Service; Forestry Regulation order 41 of 2004 44.03,44.02,44.01,44.07,44.06,44.05,44.04,44.21,44.20,44.19,44.18,44.17,44.09,44.08,44.16,44.15,44.14,44.13,44.12,44.11 Goods: Any timber or any other forest product (other than sandalwood or a log or flitch) Services: All commercial forestry operations, including logging, mobile sawmills, sandalwood harvesting, burning. All countries Department of Forestry 05/01/2004
Service; Gambling (Prohibition) Act, 1934 All types of gambling activities, chain-letter games or schemes. All countries Ministry of Internal Affairs 16/12/1934
Service; Other; Gaming (Control) Act, 1983 9504.50,9504.30,9504.40 Goods: Gaming machines. Services: All types of gaming activities and gaming tables. All countries Ministry of Home Affairs 28/10/1983
Other; Geographical Indications (Wine) Act, 2000 2206.00,22.05,22.04 All types of wine which has received the Geographical Indications tag. All countries Customs and Inland Revenues - Taxpayer Service Section 03/05/2004
Service; Geothermal Energy Act, 1987 All types of prospecting and production activities of geothermal energy. All countries Department of Geology and Mines 10/08/1987
Service; Health Practitioners Act, 1984 All health practitioners, which includes health professionals involved in medicine and surgery; dentistry; physiotherapy; osteopathy; radiography; and medical laboratory technicians. All countries Ministry of Health 14/05/1984
Other; TBT; Immature Whiskey (Prohibition) Act, 1921 2208.30 All types of whiskey spirits. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 12/08/1921
Service; Immigration Act, 2010 All types of services as it concerns all types of visas and permits, including business visas. All countries Department of Immigration and Passport Services 07/02/2011
Service; Immigration Visa Regulation Order, 2011 All types of services as it concerns all types of visas and permits. All countries Department of Immigration and Passport Services 07/09/2011
Other; Import Duties (Amendment) Order, 2017 with Harmonised System 2017 Schedule A- All types of goods listed in 2017 HS Coding System. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/2017
Trade remedy; Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act, 2013 A- All types of goods All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 25/03/2014
Other; Import Duties (Consolidation) Act, 1975 A- All types of goods All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/1976
Other; Import of Goods (Control) Act, 1984 A- All types of prohibited and restricted goods under this legislation. (not specified) All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 18/06/1984
Quota / Prohibition; Import of Motor Vehicles (Control) Act, 1993 87.02,87.05,87.04,87.03 Any right-hand side motor vehicle. All countries Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities 01/03/1993
Service; Other; Industrial Development Act, 2014 A- Goods: All types of primary products of the farm, forest or fishery, or minerals. Services: All types of undertaking in services other than tourism and financial services, which provide services capable of being exported; and manufacturing undertakings producing secondary products by adding value to raw materials. All countries Department of Industry 02/07/2014
Service; Insurance Act, 2005 Dangerous Drugs All types of insurance businesses, insurance brokers, insurance agents, independent insurance salespersons and intermediaries. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 05/06/2006
Service; International Banking Act, 2003 All types of international banks and banking services. All countries Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 01/01/2003
Service; International Companies Act, 1993 All types of international companies. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 18/05/1993
Other; SPS; International Trade (Fauna And Flora) Act, 1989 01,03,12.11,06.02 All types of specimens listed under CITES Appendices I, II and III. All countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation 11/02/1991
Quota / Prohibition; Other; TBT; Service; Kava Act, 2002 1211.90 Goods: Kava (Piper methysticum) and kava products listed in the Schedule. Services: Cultivation and sales of Kava All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 22/09/2008
Service; Labour (Work Permits) Act, 1986 All types of services provided through non-citizen employment and foreign investors, except in reserved occupations. All countries Department of Labour and Employment Services 14/04/1986
Service; Land Valuers Registration Act, 2003 Land valuation services. All countries Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 10/03/2003
Other; Lapetasi International Container Terminal Tariff, 2018 A- All types of goods imported and exported through the container terminal All countries Lapetasi International Container Terminal 01/07/2018
Service; Legal Profession Act, 2005 All types of legal practitioners; approved legal firms and bodies. All countries Ministry of Justice and Community Services
Import Licence; Other; Service; Liquor Licensing Act, 1969 2208.70,2208.60,2208.50,2208.40,2208.30,2208.20,2207.20,2208.90,2206.00,2205.10,2205.90,22.04,2203.00 All types of liquor products. Goods: All types of liquor products. Services: Sales of liquor products (in Cinema or theatres; clubs; race meetings, balls, fairs or other public gatherings; nightclubs; aerodromes other than Bauerfield and Pekoa; pleasure boats liquor selling services; casinos or gaming houses; kava bars) All countries Ministry of Home Affairs 02/08/1969
Service; Other; SPS; Livestock Management Act, 2018 0105.13,0105.12,0105.11,0104.20,0104.10,0103.10,0102.29,0102.21,0101.29,0101.21 Goods: All types of livestock, which means any animal kept for the purpose of primary production, including cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and ducks, horses; including those used for recreation; any animals prescribed as livestock. Services: Livestock management activities includes the management of health, husbandry or biosecurity of livestock, and the transportation and holding of livestock. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 28/08/2018
TBT; Other; Local Produce Cess Act, 1989 1801.00,0306.39,0306.36,0306.35,0306.34,0306.33,0306.32,0306.31,0305.79,0305.72,0305.71,0307.11,0307.81,0307.71,0307.51,0307.42,0307.31,0307.21,0308.11,0207.11,0203.11,01.05,0103.10,02.01,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91,1211.90,07.01,4403.12,4403.11,4409.22,4409.10,4410.11,4413.00,4412.39,4412.33,4412.31 All types of local produce products listed in the Schedule. All countries Local Government Council 26/03/1990
Service; Lotteries Act, 1989 All types of lottery events, including society lotteries, promotion of trade events; instant lotteries and pool betting schemes; overseas lotteries; corporation lottery events. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 26/06/1989
SPS; Service; Other; Meat Industry Act, 1991 2106.90,1602.20,1602.10,1601.00,0206.29,0206.22,0206.21,0206.10,0204.50,0204.10,02.07,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01 Goods: All types of meat and meat products derived from bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine and equine animals suitable for human consumption but excludes poultry meat. Services: Meat processing units such as slaughterhouses, export cutting plants, export cold stores, poultry plants, butcheries, and canneries. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 17/06/1991
Service; Other; TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Mines and Minerals Act, 1986 2521.00,2518.20,2517.41,2517.30,2517.10,2526.20,2526.10,2505.90,2505.10,2507.00,2511.20,2511.10,2508.40,2609.00,2608.00,2607.00,2606.00,2605.00,2604.00,2603.00,2602.00,2601.12,2601.11,2610.00,2611.00,2617.90,2617.10,2616.10,2615.10,2614.00,2612.20,2612.10 Goods: All types of minerals and mineral products except water and petroleum; radioactive minerals. Services: Exploration, prospecting and mining services; quarrying. All countries Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 01/09/1986
International agreement; Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Ratification) Act, 1994 2903.79,2903.78,2903.77,2903.76,2903.75,2903.74,2903.72,2903.71,2903.39,3814.00,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3824.75,3824.77,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76 All the substances listed under Annex A of the Montreal Protocol. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16/08/1994
Service; Newspapers (Restriction on Publication) Act, 1983 Newspaper publishing bodies. All countries Prime Minister's Office 25/04/1983
Other; Northern Island Stevedoring Company Limited Tariff Rates A- All types of goods imported or exported through Luganville Wharf, Santo island All countries Northern Island Stevedoring Company Limited 01/01/2019
Service; Nurses Act, 2000 All types of nurses, midwives and nurse practitioners, including professionals involved in clinical practice, nursing education practice, nursing management and administration practice, and nursing research practice. All countries Ministry of Health 25/02/2002
Quota / Prohibition; Obscenity Act, 1973 58.07,8523.29,8523.49,9701.10,4911.91,4911.99,37.05 Any obscene printed matter, writing, drawing, sign, engraving, painting, photograph (including negatives of photographs), phonograph record, tape or cassette, emblem or any other object or representations. All countries Vanuatu Police Force 01/10/1973
Service; Offshore Limited Partnerships Act, 2009 All types of offshore limited partnership services in accounting, actuarial science, engineering, law or another field determined by the Commission. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 28/04/2010
Other; On New Prescribed Fees for Radio Apparatus Licenses, 2015 8529.90,8528.73,8528.72,8528.71,8527.13,8527.12,8526.91,8525.50,8517.62,9022.12 All types of radio apparatuses. All countries Department of Telecommunications 07/11/2014
Other; TBT; Ozone Layer Protection (Fees and Penalty Notices) Regulation Order, 2011 6813.20,6811.40,8538.90,8424.10,8418.61,8418.40,8418.29,8418.21,8418.10,8418.30,8415.90,8415.20,8415.10,84.50,3923.90,3814.00,3813.00,3811.19,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3808.91,3808.59,3808.52,3824.74,3824.75,3824.77,3907.99,3907.69,3824.85,3824.84,3824.81,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76 Ozone depleting substance - Controlled substance in the schedule (https://ozone.unep.org/treaties/montreal-protocol/montreal-protocol-substances-deplete-ozone-layer) - Any goods containing HCFC - Aerosol spray that contains a controlled substance, other than methyl bromide; - Plastic foam, or any goods that contain plastic foam, that is or are manufactured using a controlled substance specified in Annex A – Group 1 or Annex A – Group 2 of the Schedule including any; extruded polystyrene foam; polystyrene board-stock; thermoformed plastic packaging such as supermarket meat or produce trays, egg cartons, fast-food containers, disposable plates and cups, horticultural packaging trays and packaging netting; - Dry-cleaning machine that contains or is designed to use a controlled substance as a solvent; - Fire extinguisher that contains a controlled substance; - Dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, supermarket display cases, heat pumps and water coolers that contain a controlled substance listed in Annex A – Group 1 or Annex A – Group 2 of the Schedule. - Refrigerators and freezers; - Dehumidifiers and domestic and commercial refrigeration; air conditioning and heat pump equipment; - Air conditioning and heat pump units; - Automobile and truck air conditioning units (whether incorporated in vehicles or not); - Ice machines and water coolers; - Aerosol products (other than medical aerosols); - Portable fire extinguishers; - . Refrigerator or freezer (Electrical household refrigerating appliances and refrigerators, refrigerators and freezers or freezers which (a) Operate using the vapour Compensation cycle, and (b) Use mains electricity (230/240 volts at 50Hz) as the primary power source) 2. Air conditioners, including Single phase and 3-phase up to 65kW rated total cooling Capacity and air source heat Pumps but not water source heat pumps 3. Lighting products (Incandescent lamps, Linear Fluorescent lamps, Compact fluorescent lamps, Fluorescent lamp ballasts), panels and pipe covers; - Pre-polymers (a reactive mixture of isocyanate and polyoll to which chlorofluorocarbons are added to make rigid plastic foams) All countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation 21/05/2011
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Service; Other; Import Licence; Ozone Layer Protection Act, 2019 8418.40,8418.21,8418.10,8418.30,8415.90,8415.20,8415.10,8450.11,2903.79,2903.75,2903.74,2903.73,2903.72,2903.71,2903.39,3923.90,3814.00,3813.00,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3824.10,3808.52,3824.74,3824.77,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76,3824.75 (a) Methyl bromide for a quarantine application or a pre-shipment application; or (b) HCFCs; or (c) HFCs; or (d) manufactured products where the controlled substance is a HFC (the controlled substance contained in the manufactured product or the controlled substance that the manufactured product was designed to use, is a HFC); or (e) manufactured products necessary for the protection of human life or human health; or (f) any other controlled substances or manufactured products prescribed by the Regulations Goods: - Controlled substances specified in the Schedule: (a) whether existing alone or in a mixture; or (b) including: (i) any controlled substances that have been or are in the process of being recovered, recycled or reclaimed; or (ii) the isomers of any such controlled substances, except as specified in the relevant Annex of the Schedule; or (iii) any controlled substances in a container used for the transportation or storage of that controlled substance; - Manufactured products: any of the following manufactured products that contain a controlled substance or that are designed to use a controlled substance: (a) dry-cleaning machines; or (b) fire extinguishers; or (c) automobile and truck air conditioning units (whether incorporated in vehicles or not); or (d) marine and transportation refrigeration; or (e) domestic, commercial and industrial refrigerators, freezers, chillers, dehumidifiers, water coolers, ice machines, display cabinets, cold storage systems, air conditioning and heat pump units and any other refrigeration and air conditioning or heat pump equipment; or (f) any other product prescribed by the Regulations; Services: Manufacturing, storing, processing, recovering, recycling, recharging or refilling controlled substances and any goods containing those substances. All countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation 25/02/2020
International agreement; Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) (Ratification) Act, 2004 A- Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. Cook Islands,Fiji Islands,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,Niue,Palau,Papua new Guinea,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 03/05/2004
International agreement; Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) (Ratification) Act, 2003 A- Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. Cook Islands,Fiji Islands,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,Niue,Palau,Papua new Guinea,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 22/03/2004
International agreement; Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) Consolidated Amendments (Ratification) Act, 2008 - Delete A- All products across businesses Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. Cook Islands,Fiji Islands,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,Niue,Palau,Papua new Guinea,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 23/06/2008
Service; Other; Partnership Act, 1975 A- All types of goods and services undertaken by limited partnerships and partnership firms. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 19/04/1975
Other; Service; Patents Act, 2003 A- All types of patented products or processes in any field of technology, but excludes any such product or process that arose out of, or incorporates elements of, indigenous knowledge. All countries Registrar of Patents 08/02/2011
TBT; Other; Service; Import Licence; Pesticides (Control) Act, 1993 09.06,10.08,09.10,09.09,09.08,09.07,10.07,10.06,10.05,10.04,10.03,10.02,10.01,0710.29,0710.21,0710.22,07.01,07.02,07.09,07.07,07.06,07.05,07.04,07.03,09.05,08.09,08.03,08.02,08.04,08.08,08.07,08.06,08.05,2934.99,3822.00,3808.99,3808.92,3808.91 Pesticide : any substance or mixture of substances for preventing, repelling, destroying or controlling any pest, and shall include substances intended for use as an insect growth regulator, a biopesticide, a plant-growth regulator, defoliant, desiccant, or agent for thinning fruit or preventing the premature fall of fruit, and substances applied to crops either before or after harvest to protect the commodity from deterioration during storage and transport; Goods: All types of pesticides; food crops. Services: Sales, storage, transportation of pesticides. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 16/03/1998
Service; Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1997 Prospecting, exploration and production of petroleum. All countries Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 01/08/1997
SPS; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Import Licence; Plant Import Specification Manual, 2009 9403.50,9403.40,9403.30,15.03,1502.10,0709.99,0709.93,0709.92,0709.91,0709.70,0709.60,0709.51,0709.40,0709.30,0709.20,0701.10,0701.90,0708.90,0707.00,0706.90,0706.10,0705.29,0705.21,0705.19,0705.11,0704.90,0704.20,0704.10,0703.90,0703.20,0703.10,0810.90,0810.60,0810.50,0810.40,0810.30,0810.20,0810.10,0810.70,0808.40,0808.30,0808.10,0806.10,0805.29,0805.22,0805.21,0805.10,0804.50,0804.40,0804.30,44.21,44.20,44.18,4503.10,4417.00,4416.00,44.15,4414.00,4701.00,47.02,2940.00,33.02,1503.00,44.19,47.01 Plants, plant materials and plant products except for those “low risk plant products” listed in Appendix 1.1. Live Plant means any member of the plant kingdom and includes seeds, tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, shoots, suckers, cuttings, grafts, flowers, vegetables and fruits. Plant Material means any goods that are wholly or partly derived from a member of the plant kingdom or its excretions or secretions. Plants, plant materials and plant products Live Plant means any member of the plant kingdom and includes seeds, tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, shoots, suckers, cuttings, grafts, flowers, vegetables and fruits. Plant Material means any goods that are wholly or partly derived from a member of the plant kingdom or its excretions or secretions. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 19/08/2009
SPS; Other; Plant Protection Act, 1997 12.11,0602.90,0602.40,0602.30,0602.20,0602.10,0810.90,0810.60,0810.50,0810.40,0810.30,0810.20,0810.10,0809.40,0809.30,0809.29,0810.70,0809.21,0809.10,08.02,0803.10,0803.90,08.04,08.07,08.06,0805.90,0805.50,0805.40,0805.29,0805.22,0805.21,0805.10,08.01 Goods: Plants and plant products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 06/04/1998
Service; Other; Ports Act, 1957 A- Goods: All types of goods imported or exported through ports Services: Pilots of shipping vessels; building or repairing of shipping vessels; construction activities at the ports; port services; shipping agents. All countries Commissioner of Maritime Affairs 31/12/1957
Service; Postal Services Act, 2000 All types of postal operators, including corporate postal operators; postal services. All countries 31/05/2000
Quota / Prohibition; Other; TBT; Preservation of Sites and Artifacts Act, 1965 A- All types of classified indigenous articles that possess historical, archaeological, ethnological or artistic interests. All countries Vanuatu National Cultural Council 02/07/1965
Service; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1974 Slaughtering and transportation of animals; livestock management activities. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 13/02/1974
Service; Other; Price Control Act, 1974 A- Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 29/08/1974
Quota / Prohibition; Prohibition on Import of Beef from Europe Order, 2001 2106.90,1602.50,1601.00,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10 All types of beef and beef-containing products. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 20/06/2001
Quota / Prohibition; Prohibition on the Importation of Certain Sands and Gravels Order, 2003 2517.30,2517.10,2505.90,2505.10 Silica sands and quartz sands; other sands; pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated; specialised sand and pool salts. All countries Department of Geology and Mines 17/04/2003
Quota / Prohibition; Prohibition on the Importation of Copra Order, 2004 12.03 Copra. All countries Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board 30/04/2004
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Service; Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture Act, 2019 A- All types of goods (including biological materials, genetic materials) and services that contain traditional knowledge and expressions of culture and its derivative works All countries Department of Culture 15/01/2020
International agreement; Protocol Amending the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation (Ratification) Act, 2019 A- Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16/01/2020
International agreement; Protocol on the Accession of Vanuatu (Ratification) to the World Trade Organisation Act, 2011 A- Goods: All types of goods as mandated by WTO provisions. Services: All types of services as mandated by WTO provisions. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 03/07/2012
Service; Other; TBT; Public Health Act, 1994 8702.30,8702.10,8702.40,8702.90,87.04,8703.90,8703.80,8703.60,8703.50,8703.40,8703.33,8703.32,8703.31,8703.24,8703.23,8703.22,8703.21,8703.70,2402.20 Goods: Cigarettes, motor vehicles, motor buses or commercial vehicles Services: Water supply; sanitation and waste disposal services, swimming pools, pharmacists, building construction All countries Ministry of Health 24/04/1995
Service; TBT; Public Land Transport Act, 2015 8702.30,8702.10,8702.40,8702.90,8703.90,9029.10,90.28 Goods: All types of public land transport vehicles; Taxi meters Services: All types of public transportation and taxi services. All countries Department of Transport 12/11/2015
Service; SPS; Other; Quarantine Act, 1909 0102.29,0102.21 Goods: All types of cattle. Services: Shipping and port services. All countries Ministry of Health 08/04/1909
Service; Quarry Act, 2013 Prospecting, quarrying and extracting operations; foremen of quarries; aggregate prospectors. All countries Department of Geology and Mines 18/11/2013
Other; Service; Radio Apparatus License and Spectrum License (Fees) Regulation Order, 2012 8529.90,8529.10,8517.69,8526.92,8526.91,8526.10,8525.60,8525.50 Goods: All types of radio communication apparatuses and devices; satellite earth stations; radio devices in a ship or registered aircrafts in the territorial boundaries of Vanuatu. Services: Radio communication and broadcasting services. All countries Department of Telecommunications 14/11/2012
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Other; Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act, 1969 7419.99,7326.90,7325.99,7325.10,8211.93 All types of offensive weapons, which includes any flick knife, gravity knife and knuckle-duster. All countries Ministry of Internal Affairs 23/09/1996
Other; TBT; Road Traffic (Control) Act, 1962 87.11,87.02,8701.92,8701.91,8704.90,8704.32,8704.31,8704.23,8704.22,8704.21 All types of wheeled transport including tractors, including foreign vehicles. All countries Department of Transport 04/06/1962
TBT; Service; Other; Import Licence; Sale of Medicines (Control) Act, 1966 1211.90,1211.30,2933.53,2933.91,2933.33,2933.11,2934.91,3003.31,3004.20,3003.90,3004.90,2939.61,2939.11,2939.69,2939.80,2939.71,3307.49,3004.39,3004.32,3004.31,3004.10,3003.39,3003.20,3003.10,2922.19 Medicines Goods: All types of medicines; Any prohibited substances and materials listed in section 2 of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1939. Services: Pharmacists, wholesalers and retailers of medicines. All countries Ministry of Health 27/08/1966
SPS; Other; Service; Seafood Regulations Order, 2016 1604.31,1604.20,1604.19,1604.18,1604.17,1604.16,1604.15,1604.13,1604.12,1604.11,0306.17,0306.16,0306.15,0306.14,0306.12,0306.11,0306.19,0307.11,0307.43,0307.42,0307.31,0307.21,0308.90,0308.21,0308.11,0301.99,0301.95,0301.94,0301.93,0301.92,0301.91,0301.19,0301.11 Goods: All types commercial seafood, fish and fish products. Services: Fish processing centres. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 25/08/2016
Service; Seasonal Employment Act, 2007 Seasonal employment agents. All countries Department of Labour and Employment Services 04/02/2008
Service; Other; Shipping Act, 1968 2902.20,2710.19,2710.12,2709.00,2807.00,38.24,3807.00,3605.00,3602.00,3601.00 Goods: Dangerous goods, which includes aquafortis, vitriol, naphtha, benzine, gun-powder, lucifer matches, nitro-glycerine, petroleum and any explosives within the meaning of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, 1977; all types of commercial shipping vessels, fishing vessels, yacht, pleasure crafts. Services: Shipping services and operations. All countries Commissioner of Maritime Affairs 20/07/1968
Quota / Prohibition; Import Licence; State Flag and Armorial Bearings Act 5810.92,6307.90,8310.00,3926.90,4911.99 All types of goods with Armorial bearings (State Emblem of Vanuatu), Presidential Standard, or State flag. All types of goods with Armorial bearings (State Emblem of Vanuatu), Presidential Standard, or State flag. All countries Ministry of Internal Affairs 30/07/1980
Service; Taxis Act, 1966 Taxi services. All countries Department of Transport 04/11/1966
Service; Teaching Service Act, 2013 Teaching services. All countries Department of Education 17/03/2014
Quota / Prohibition; Telecommunications (Prohibition of Import Television Aerial) Rules, 1992 8529.90,8529.10,8544.42,8544.20,8536.49,8302.49 All types of television antennas; mounting hardware; feeders (either co-axial or ribbon); wall sockets; and the All countries Department of Telecommunications 20/07/1992
Service; Other; Telecommunications Act, 1989 8529.90,8528.72,8528.71,8525.60,8525.50 Goods: Telecommunications and radio apparatuses. Services: Telecommunication systems and radio communication services, including those in ships or aircrafts registered in or under the law of Vanuatu, but excludes foreign ships and aircrafts. All countries Department of Telecommunications 01/06/1989
Service; Other; Import Licence; TBT; Telecommunications and Radio Communications Regulation Act, 2009 Any type of telecommunications or broadcasting equipment which may be prescribed by Regulations (not specified). Goods: All types of radio communication devices; telecommunications equipment; broadcasting apparatuses. Services: Telecommunication, radio communication and broadcasting services; installation of telecommunication equipment, radio communication devices and broadcasting apparatuses. All countries Department of Telecommunications 27/11/2009
TBT; Other; Service; Quota / Prohibition; Telecommunications, Radio Communications and Broadcasting Type Approval and Conformity to Technical Standards Regulation Order, 2018 8529.90,8529.10,8517.69,8525.60,8525.50,8517.62 Goods: All types of specified radio-communication devices listed in column 1 of Schedule 1 of this legislation. Services: Telecommunication, radio communication and broadcasting services. All countries Department of Telecommunications 16/11/2018
TBT; Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Tobacco Control Act, 2008 2403.99,2403.91,2403.19,2403.11,2402.90,2402.20,2402.10 Goods: Tobacco and tobacco products; confectionery and toy tobacco products Services: Tobacco advertising, promotion, marketing and sales. All countries Ministry of Health 16/02/2009
Service; Tourism Councils Act, 2012 All types of tourism activities and businesses. All countries Department of Tourism 04/03/2013
International agreement; Trade Agreement Among the Melanesian Spearhead Group Countries (Ratification) Act, 1994 09.02,1604.14,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01 Goods: All the goods listed in Schedule 1. Services: All the goods listed in Schedule 1. Papua new Guinea,Solomon Islands,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 01/01/1994
Service; Other; Trademarks Act, 2003 A- Goods: All types of trademarked goods. Services: All types of trademarked services. All countries Registrar of Trademarks 08/02/2011
Other; Service; Value Added Tax Act, 1998 A- Goods: All types of goods, including recycled raw, processed materials or scrap metal, but excludes imported goods listed under Schedule 2 and zero-rated supplies listed under Schedule 3. Services: All types of performed services, except those listed under Schedule 1 and zero-rated supplies listed under Schedule 3. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 31/07/1998
Other; Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board Act, 1981 1803.20,1803.10,1801.00,1203.00,3301.90,3301.29 All prescribed commodities under the provisions of this Act (According to https://customsinlandrevenue.gov.vu/index.php/en/travellers/prohibited-exports, a) Cocoa; b) Copra; c) Lavender Oil; d) Tea-Tree Oil) All countries Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board 01/02/1982
Other; Service; Vanuatu Copyright Management Society Act A- Any goods or services protected by copyrights All countries 19/02/2020
Other; Service; Vanuatu Copyright Management Society Act A- Any goods or services protected by copyrights All countries 19/02/2020
Service; Vanuatu Interactive Gaming Act, 2000 All types of interactive gaming services, in which (a) a prize consisting of money or something else of value is offered or can be won under the rules of the game; and (b) a player: (i) enters the game or takes any step in the game by means of a telecommunications device; and (ii) gives, or undertakes to give, a monetary payment or other valuable consideration to enter the game; and (c) the winner of a prize in the game is decided: (i) wholly or partly by chance; or (ii) by a competition or other activity in which the outcome is wholly or partly dependent on the player’s skill. Betting on a race event, sporting event or any other event by means of a telecommunications device is taken to be an interactive game. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 31/05/2000
Service; Vanuatu Qualifications Authority Act, 2014 All types of post-school education, accredited courses and training services. All countries Department of Education 23/06/2014
Other; Vanuatu Terminal Services Charges, 2017 A- All types of goods imported or exported through the Vanuatu airport terminals. All countries Vanuatu Terminal Services - Port Vila 15/02/2017
Service; Other; Waste Management Act, 2014 23.02,23.01,23.03,2308.00,23.06,2305.00,2304.00,1522.00,2903.79,2903.75,2903.74,2903.73,2903.72,2903.71,2903.82,2903.39,0511.91,0511.99,3006.92,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3824.74,3824.75,3824.77,3824.84,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76 Goods: All types of bulk wastes, hazardous substances and wastes, ozone depleting substances, persistent organic pollutants, solid wastes. Services: All waste management services and operations, disposal and recycling facilities. All countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation 26/06/2014