Legislation
Category
Name
Product
Country
Institution
EntryIntoForce
International agreement; 1993 Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas (Ratification) Act, 2013 Goods: All types of fishing vessels used on high seas. Services: Fishing. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/03/2014
Service; Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (Ratification) Act, 2006 Forced labour services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 07/08/2006
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Absinthe (Prohibition) Act, 1915 2208.70 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 All types of collaborative and cooperation services included within the provisions of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, 2000. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 15/04/2002
International agreement; Agreement Amending the Fourth ACP-EC Convention of Lomé (Ratification) Act, 1996 All types of collaborative and cooperative services for the development of trade. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/02/1997
International agreement; Agreement Establishing the Melanesean Spearhead Group (Ratification) Act, 2007 Regional cooperation in trade and economic services. Fiji Islands,Indonesia,New Caledonia,Papua new Guinea,Solomon Islands,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 15/05/2008
International agreement; Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum (Ratification) Act, 2012 All types of regional cooperation, economic, governance, security and integration services. Australia,Cook Islands,Fiji Islands,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,New Zealand,Niue,Palau,Papua new Guinea,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02/07/2012
International agreement; Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Forum Secretariat (Ratification) Act, 1992 All types of co-operative services in matters relating to trade and economic development in the South Pacific region, including transport, regional trade and tourism promotion, planning and sitting of new industries and development projects within the region. Australia,Cook Islands,Fiji Islands,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Micronesia,Nauru,New Zealand,Niue,Papua new Guinea,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 23/03/1993
International agreement; Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) (Ratification) Act, 2005 Conservation of environment and natural resources of the South Pacific region. 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 Conservation and management services for straddling fish stocks, including migratory fish. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/03/2014
International agreement; Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Government of the People's Republic of China (Ratification) Act, 1993 Interest free loan services for cooperative projects. China,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 12/07/1993
International agreement; Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Government of the People's Republic of China (Ratification) Act, 1994 Interest free loan services for cooperative projects. China,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 29/07/1993
International agreement; Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Government of the People's Republic of China (Ratification) Act, 1995 Interest free loan services for cooperative projects. China,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 20/12/1994
International agreement; Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (Ratification) Act, 2013 Goods: All types of fishing vessels. Services: Services by port states to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. 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 Cooperation in fisheries management, surveillance and law enforcement services. 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 Conservation and management services for dolphins. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 03/11/2008
International agreement; Agreement Specifying the Special Status of the Caisse Central De Cooperation Economique in the Republic of Vanuatu (Ratification) Act, 1992 Assistance services in the development of Vanuatu. France,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 23/03/1993
International agreement; Agreement Specifying the Special Status of the Societe de Promotion et de Participation Pour Cooperation Economique in the Republic of Vanuatu (Ratification) Act, 1992 Development aid, financial and technical assistance for the purpose of economic development services, in the form of equity participation in the capital of a company, quasi-equity interventions, loans and consultancy for the enhancement of private sector investment. France,Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs 23/03/1993
Service; Agricultural Fees (Amendment) Act, 2002 Services such as issuance of permits, certifications, inspection, treatment, storage, veterinary clinical services with regards to agriculture and livestock products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 03/02/2003
Service; SPS; Agricultural Fees Act, 1973 agriculture and livestock Goods: Agriculture and livestock products. Services: Services such as issuance of permits, certifications, inspection, treatment, storage, veterinary clinical services with regards to agriculture and livestock products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 23/10/1973
Other; SPS; Service; Agricultural Fees Regulation (Amendment) Order, 2013 Goods: Animals and animal products; biological products which includes meat, dairy, poultry, seafood, live animals, semen, ornamental marine fishes. Services: Quarantine and inspection services. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 29/05/2013
Other; SPS; Service; Agricultural Fees Regulation, 2012 Goods: Plant and plant products; animal and animal products; small animals, livestock; bovine carcasses; poultry meat products. Services: Quarantine services for plants and animals; veterinary services for small animals; inspection services. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 26/07/2012
Service; Other; TBT; Agriculture Act, 2018 Goods: All the agricultural commodities specified in the Schedule; agricultural land. Services: All types of agricultural activities and businesses. All countries Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 28/08/2018
Service; Airport Departure Tax (Domestic Flights) (Amendment) Act, 1993 Domestic flight services, both commercial and hired. Vanuatu Department of Civil Aviation 01/01/1994
Service; Airport Departure Tax (Domestic Flights) Act, 1984 Domestic flight services, both commercial and hired. Vanuatu Department of Civil Aviation 19/11/1984
Service; Airport Departure Tax (International Flights) (Amendment) Act, 1993 International flight services. All countries Department of Civil Aviation 01/01/1994
Service; Airport Departure Tax (International Flights) (Amendment) Act, 1996 International flight services. All countries Department of Civil Aviation 01/01/1997
Service; Airport Departure Tax (International Flights) (Amendment) Act, 1996 International flight services. All countries Department of Civil Aviation 01/01/1997
TBT; Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Alcohol Importation Act, 1922 22.08,2207.20,2106.90,3302.90 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 Alienators for land services. Vanuatu Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 01/08/1982
Service; SPS; Other; Animal Diseases (Control) Act, 1993 Goods: All types of animals and animal products. Services: Stockholders 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 04.09,03,2309.90,04.07,04.04,04.02,04.01,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.07,02.08,02.03,0202.30,0202.20,02.01,0106.19,0301.11,02.09 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
SPS; Other; Animal Importation and Quarantine Act, 1988 01.01,03,04.08,04.07,05.07,05.06,05.05,05.02,05.01,04.01,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.07,02.08,02.03,01.05,01.04,01.03,01.02,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01,0106.90,0106.49,0106.41,0106.20,0511.10,02.10,02.09,0511.91,0511.99,41.02,41.01,41.03,41.05,41.04,41.06 Animal and animal products, Biological products 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 (Amendment) Act, 2015 Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism services, including proliferation financing. All countries Financial Intelligence Unit 23/10/2015
Service; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (Amendment) Act, 2017 Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism services. All countries Financial Intelligence Unit 16/06/2017
Service; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, 2014 Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing services; all the reporting entities listed under Clause 2 of this Act. All countries Financial Intelligence Unit 24/06/2014
Service; Asset Management Unit, 1998 Asset and liabilities management services. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 14/09/1998
Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; TBT; Aviation Security Act, 2007 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
Service; Banking Regulation (Amendment) Act, 1989 Credit facilities by all types of licensed institutions. All countries Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 29/12/1989
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 Goods: Hazardous wastes, chemicals and pesticides; mercury and mercury products. Services: Transboundary transportation of hazardous wastes, chemicals and pesticides and disposal services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10/08/2018
International agreement; Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (Ratification) Act, 2019 Protection services of the rights of performers in 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 All types of protected literary and artistic works. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02/07/2012
Other; Bills of Sale (Amendment) Regulation, 2009 Bills of sale for personal property securities. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 04/05/2009
Service; Other; Broadcasting and Television (Amendment) Act, 2000 Goods: 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 20/07/2000
Service; Broadcasting and Television (Amendment) Act, 2018 Broadcasting and television services; broadcasting station services. All countries Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation 27/07/2018
Service; Other; Broadcasting and Television Act, 1992 Goods: Television receivers and broadcasting receiving apparatus. 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
Service; Other; TBT; Bureau of Standards Act, 2016 Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. All countries Vanuatu Bureau Of Standards 18/04/2017
Service; Other; Business Licence (Amendment) Act, 2013 All types of businesses including those listed under Schedule 2 of the Business Licence Act, 1998. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 07/05/2014
Service; Business Licence Act, 1998 All products across businesses All types of businesses, except those listed in Schedule 2. All countries,Vanuatu Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 01/08/1998
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; Business Names (Amendment) Act, 2015 All types of businesses. All countries Registrar of Business Names 31/08/2015
Service; Business Names Act, 1990 All types of businesses. All countries Registrar of Companies 02/07/1990
Service; Other; Casino Control Act, 1993 Goods: All types of liquor. Services: Casinos; junket events. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 08/03/1993
Other; TBT; Cattle (Export) Act, 1977 All types of live cattle, meat or meat products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 20/09/1977
Service; Other; Censorship of Films Act, 1973 Goods: All types of cinematographic films. Services: Exhibition of cinematographic films; advertisements of films. All countries Censorship Board 25/05/1973
Service; Census Act, 1972 Census and statistical exercise services. All countries Director of Statistics 02/11/1972
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) (Amendment) Act, 2015 All types of charitable association corporations. All countries Registrar of Charitable Associations 31/08/2015
Service; Charitable Associations (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act, 2017 All types of charitable association corporations. All countries Registrar of Charitable Associations 05/01/2018
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 Integrated circuit layouts. All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 08/02/2011
Other; Citizenship (Amendment) Act No. 18, 2014 Investments in Real Estate Option Program by dual citizenship holders. All countries Citizenship Commission 08/07/2014
Other; Citizenship (Amendment) Act No. 40, 2014 Investments by dual citizenship holders. All countries Citizenship Commission 23/01/2015
Other; Citizenship (Amendment) Act No. 8, 2016 Investments in Contribution Program by dual citizenship holders. All countries Citizenship Commission 08/07/2016
Other; Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2013 Investments by dual citizenship holders. All countries Citizenship Commission 21/01/2014
Other; Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2018 Investments in Development Support Program by dual citizenship holders. All countries Citizenship Commission 07/01/2019
International agreement; Civil Aviation (Conventions) Act, 1981 Goods: All types of foreign aircrafts. Services: International civil aviation services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 27/07/1981
International agreement; Civil Aviation (Ratification) Act, 2003 International civil aviation services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 03/02/2003
Service; Other; Civil Aviation Act, 1999 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; Cocoa Act, 1982 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; Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 All types of public, private, community and overseas companies. All countries Registrar of Companies 05/01/2018
Service; Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 All types of companies limited by guarantee, including overseas companies. All countries Registrar of Companies 08/01/2019
Service; Companies (Insolvency and Receivership) Act, 2013 Insolvency and receivership services for all types of companies. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 31/08/2015
Service; Companies Act, 2012 All types of public, private, community and overseas companies. All countries Registrar of Companies 31/08/2015
Service; Companies Regulations Order, 2015 All types of public, private, community and overseas companies. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 31/08/2015
Service; Company and Trust Services Providers (Amendment) Act, 2017 All types of company services and trust services providers. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 16/06/2017
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
Service; Compensation Act, 1994 Compensation services for claims listed under Clause 3. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 17/10/1994
Service; Compensation Strikers (Amendment) Act, 1999 Compensation services for claims listed under Clause 4 of the Compensation Strikers Act, 1996. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 22/05/2000
Service; Compensation Strikers Act, 1996 Compensation services for claims listed under Clause 4. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 02/06/1997
International agreement; Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (Ratification) Act, 2005 Goods: Nuclear materials and weapons. Services: Nuclear testing, explosions and armament. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 31/08/2005
Other; Concessional Loan Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Export - Import Bank of China (Ratification) Act, 2009 Y12 aircrafts. China,Vanuatu Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 16/11/2009
Other; Concessional Loan Agreement Between The Republic of Vanuatu and The Export - Import Bank of China for the Vanuatu Road Rehabilitation Project (Ratification) Act, 2014 Roads. China,Vanuatu Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 08/08/2014
Other; Constitution (Sixth) (Amendment) Act, 2013 All types of land under the Republic of Vanuatu. All countries Parliament of Vanuatu 21/01/2014
Service; Constitution of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (Ratification) Act, 2006 Postal services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 29/01/2007
Other; Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu Act, 1980 All types of land under the Republic of Vanuatu. All countries Parliament of Vanuatu 30/07/1980
Service; Other; Consular Relations Act, 1988 Goods: Articles imported for official consular use; hydrocarbon oils. Services: Consular services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16/05/1988
Other; Control and Registration of Dogs Act, 1971 Both male and female over the age of 6 months. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 01/10/1971
Service; Control of Pharmacists (Amendment) Act, 2014 Pharmacists. All countries Ministry of Health 17/07/2014
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 All types of illicit narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 15/09/2003
International agreement; Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (Ratification) Act, 2012 Intellectual property rights and services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02/07/2012
International agreement; Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Ratification) Act, 2009 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 International carriage by air services. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26/09/2005
International agreement; Convention on Biological Diversity (Ratification) Act, 1992 Conservation of ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of biological diversity services. 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 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 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 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 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 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 All types of anti-personnel mines and munition devices. All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs 31/08/2005
Service; Co-operative Societies Act, 1987 All types of agricultural; consumer and marketing; electricity; fisheries; housing; livestock; multi-purpose; producer; savings and credit; school; and water co-operative societies. All countries Registrar of Co-operative Societies 20/07/1987
Other; Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 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 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
Service; Customs (Amendment) Act, 2014 Customs brokers; corporate importers and exporters. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 17/06/2014
Other; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Import Licence; Customs Act, 2013 All types of goods. All types of goods. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 04/11/2013
Quota / Prohibition; Customs Prohibited Export Regulations Order, 2014 2106.90,1602.90,1803.20,1803.10,18.03,18.02,18.01,02.06,02.05,02.04,02.07,02.08,02.03,01.02,0202.10,02.01,02.10,02.09,1212.99,12.03,1211.90,4401.12,4401.11,49.07,2915.24,3301.29,3301.19 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 7326.90,87.02,8703.24,8703.23,8703.22,8703.21,8523.49,9303.10,93.02,9306.90,9306.30,9306.29,9306.21,8211.93,8211.92,2208.70,22.08,2207.20,22.05,22.04,2903.79,2903.78,2903.77,2903.76,2903.75,2903.74,2903.73,2903.72,2903.71,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01,1302.19,1302.11,12.03,12.11,06.02,4911.91,2939.19,2938.10,2924.19,38.14,3824.73,3824.72,3824.71,3706.90,3706.10,3705.00,38.08,3824.74,3824.75,3824.77,3824.79,3824.78,3824.76,36.02,2106.90,2903.19,38.15,37.05,3302.10 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 01/01/2013
Other; Service; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Customs Regulations Order, 2014 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
Quota / Prohibition; Service; TBT; Other; Dangerous Drugs Act, 1939 1302.19,1302.11,2933.79,2933.71,2933.99,3004.90,2938.90,2938.10,2914.19,2915.90,2924.19,38.15,38.22,3302.90 All the substances and materials listed under Clause 2; cannabis. All countries Ministry of Health 01/12/1939
Service; Dealers in Securities (Licensing) (Amendment) Act, 2017 All types of financial dealers in securities. All countries Vanuatu Financial Service Commission 16/06/2017
Other; TBT; Designs Act, 2003 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 authorities; 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 8415.10,8415.20,8418.10,8415.81,8415.82,8415.83,8418.21,8418.29,8418.30,8418.40,8418.69,8418.61,85.39 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; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Energy Efficiency of Electrical Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Products Act, 2016 All electrical appliances, equipment and lighting products listed in Schedules 1 and 2. All countries Department of Energy 29/03/2017
Service; Environmental Management and Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2010 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 - Ministry of Climate Change 24/01/2011
Service; Other; Environmental Protection and Conservation Act, 2003 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 countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation - Ministry of Climate Change 10/03/2003
Other; Service; Essential Commodities Act, 1976 Goods: All types of essential food, water, fuel products. Services: All essential light supply or transportation services. All countries Ministry of Home Affairs 13/02/1976
Other; TBT; Excise Act, 2002 Goods: All types of excisable products listed in Schedule 1 of the Excise (Amendment) Act, 2014. Services: Warehouses. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/2003
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Service; Other; Explosives Act, 1917 9303.90,36.03,36.02,36.01 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: Catching or destroying fish; shipping vessels; construction of private magazines. All countries Ministry of Home Affairs 02/08/1917
Other; Export Duties Act, 1964 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 (Amendment) Act, 2018 All types of financial dealers in different types of securities, investments, commodities, shares and bonds. All countries Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 08/01/2019
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; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Service; Firearms Act, 1987 93.02,9302.00,9303.10,9303.90,9306.21,9306.29,9306.30,9306.90,93.05 All types of firearms and ammunitions. Goods: All types of firearms, ammunitions and air weapons Services: Dealer services of firearms and ammunitions. 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; Fisheries Act, 2014 Goods: All types of restricted or prohibited aquaculture products (Clause 19); genetically modified aquatic organisms; live aquatic organisms for aquaculture related activities; seafood and seafood products; all types of shipping vessels, including chartered fishing vessels; driftnets; any marine mammal, marine mammal part or marine mammal product. Services: All types of fishing, aquaculture related activities; fish-processing institutions; operators of fishing vessels; commercial marine mammal watching. All countries Department of Fisheries 01/01/2014
SPS; Service; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Fisheries Regulation order No. 28 of 2009 05.08,0306.31,0306.32,0307.60,0106.20,0308.11,0308.12,0308.19,0306.93,8907.90,5608.11,2804.69,2811.29,90.20 Product: A quarium 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) Service: fishing, fish/aquaculture processing services All countries Vanuatu Department of Fisheries 01/01/2009
Other; SPS; Food (Control) (Amendment) Act, 2009 All countries Ministry of Health 09/11/2009
SPS; Other; Food (Control) Act, 1993 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; Forestry Act, 2001 Goods: All types of forest products, sandalwood, timber, trees except protected species (Clause 53); logs and flitches; all types of animal and plant specimens. Services: All commercial forestry operations, including logging, mobile sawmills, sandalwood harvesting, burning. All countries Department of Forestry 03/03/2003
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Forestry Regulation order 41 of 2004 44.01,44.02,44.03,44.04,44.05,44.06,44.07,44.08,44.09,2844.10,44.11,44.12,44.13,44.14,44.15,44.16,44.17,44.18,44.19,44.20,44.21 any timber or any other forest product (other than sandalwood or a log or flitch) All countries Department of Forestry 05/01/2004
Service; Gambling (Prohibition) Act, 1934 All types of gambling activities, chain-letter games or schemes. Vanuatu Ministry of Internal Affairs 16/12/1934
Service; Gaming (Control) (Amendment) Act, 2017 All types of gaming activities. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 05/01/2018
Service; Other; Gaming (Control) Act, 1983 Goods: Gaming machines. Services: All types of gaming and gaming tables. Ministry of Home Affairs 28/10/1983
Other; Geographical Indications (Wine) Act, 2000 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
Other; TBT; Harmonised Coding System, 2017 A- All types of goods listed in 2017 HS Coding System. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration
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 (Amendment) Act, 2013 Business visas. All countries Department of Immigration and Passport Services 04/11/2013
Other; Immigration Act, 2010 All types of visas and permits. All countries Department of Immigration and Passport Services 07/02/2011
Service; Immigration Visa Regulation Order, 2011 All types of visas and permits. All countries Department of Immigration and Passport Services 07/09/2011
Trade remedy; Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act, 2013 All types of goods listed under Schedule 1 of the Import Duties (Consolidated) (Amendment) Act, 2014. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 25/03/2014
Other; Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act, 2014 All types of goods listed under Schedule 1. All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 23/12/2014
Other; Import Duties (Consolidation) Act, 1975 All types of goods listed under Schedule 1 of the Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act, 2014 All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue - Customs Administration 01/01/1976
Other; TBT; Import Duties Act Any goods All countries Department of Customs and Inland Revenue 01/01/2017
Other; Import of Goods (Control) Act, 1984 All types of prohibited and restricted goods under this legislation. All countries Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business 18/06/1984
Other; Quota / Prohibition; Import of Motor Vehicles (Control) Act, 1993 Any right-hand side motor vehicle. All countries Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities 01/03/1993
SPS; Import Licence; Other; Import of Plants Act, 1964 All types of live plants or any part thereof including seeds, tubers, bulbs, ryzomes, shoots, suckers, cuttings, grafts, flowers and fruits; dry plants including straw, hay or fodder whether or not from packings or in powder; any other matter capable of containing any organism dangerous to cultivation including soil, compost and manure. (a) live plants or any part thereof including seeds, tubers, bulbs, ryzomes, shoots, suckers, cuttings, grafts, flowers and fruits; (b) dry plants including straw, hay or fodder whether or not from packings or in powder; (c) any other matter capable of containing any organism dangerous to cultivation including soil, compost and manure. All countries Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 13/10/1964
Service; TBT; Other; Industrial Development Act, 2014 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 All types of specimens listed under CITES Appendices I, II and III. All countries Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation - Ministry of Climate Change 11/02/1991
Service; Joint Census Regulation (Amendment) Act, 1988 Census and statistical exercise services. All countries Director of Statistics 30/01/1989
Other; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Kava (Amendment) Act, 2015 Kava (Piper methysticum) and kava products. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity 24/01/2017
Quota / Prohibition; Other; Kava Act, 2002 Kava (Piper methysticum) and kava products listed in the Schedule. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity
Service; Labour (Work Permits) Act, 1986