Guide to Sending Parcels to Fiji

Strung across 1,000 km of the South Pacific, the 333 islands of Fiji are a world renowned terrestrial and marine paradise. Whether it is the pure white sand beaches, rugged lush tropical forests, or its famed soft coral reefs and clear clean lagoons, Fiji has something for the thousands who come yearly to relax and enjoy its bounty.

Tourism, along with Fiji's fish, forests, and mineral resources, has given this country one of the most developed economies of its region. So, e-commerce has a healthy foothold here. And while there remain challenges to its accessibility to many Fijians, internet shopping is forecast to increase annually at 20% for the next several years.

Information for this page was taken from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service and Fiji's Revised Customs Act - 2013.

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Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 8, 2022
8:49 am
Ahau,AH, FJ
Delivered
Oct 7, 2022
7:18 am
Nadi, NA, FJ
In transit
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9:03 pm
Lautoka, LA, FJ
International Clearance
Oct 6, 2022
8:14 am
Suva , SU, FJ
In transit
Oct 6, 2022
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 5, 2022
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Fiji before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Fiji

Documents Only

Fijian Customs allows the following items entry to the country as a document shipment:

  • Annual reports
  • Cash letters
  • Computer print-outs
  • Drawings
  • Intercompany mail
  • Magazines, newspapers, and periodicals
  • Manuscripts and publications
  • Negotiable bonds and drafts
  • Passports and visa applications
  • Price lists
  • Proposals and bids
  • Seismic data
  • Specifications sheets

Provided the items below follow the restrictions described, they will be allowed entry into Fiji as a document shipment.

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Only if blank
Cheques Only payroll and personal cheques are considered documents
Manuals Must be of a technical nature
Newsletters If they are intercompany material
Pamphlets Small amounts only (as determined by Customs officials)
Traveller's cheques Must be used

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Fiji

Shipping Gifts

A gift shipment sent to Fiji from Canada may enter the country exempt from duty if its value is no more than FJD$2,000 (about $1,185 CAD) provided:

  • The item is for the strict use of a private individual
  • The gift is not to be sold, traded, or given away
  • The gift is neither alcoholic beverages or tobacco products

NOTE:
If two or more parcels are shipped to the same recipient or several recipients living at the same address, customs officials may consider the parcels as one shipment for assessment of duties.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Fiji will be allowed entry duty-free up to a value of FJD$2,000 (about $1,185 CAD).

The duty exemption dependent upon:

  • The item is for the strict use of a private individual
  • The gift is not to be sold, traded, or given away
  • The gift is neither alcoholic beverages or tobacco products

NOTE:
At the discretion of customs agents, they may declare that 2 or more packages sent to the same recipient or several recipients in the same household are one shipment. This may result in the duty threshold being exceeded and duties incurred.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

If a gift shipment is sent from a business in Canada to a business in Fiji, it will incur duty fees regardless of the value of the gift.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

Should a business in Canada send a gift to an individual in Fiji, that shipment will be liable to duty charges no matter the monetary value of the parcel.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If your parcel has multiple gifts, it is recommended that you wrap and tag each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/private-importers/

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Fiji

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects may enter Fiji exempt from duty fees if:

  • They are the used, i.e. not new, and the property of the claimant
  • The goods are for the personal use of the claimant and are not for trade or sale after their entry into Fiji
  • The amount of goods is in line with the number of people in the household
  • They arrive within 12 months of the arrival of the claimant

The shipment of personal effects may comprise items like:

  • Footwear, clothing, and linens
  • Items for personal grooming
  • Personal adornments, i.e. jewellery
  • Household decorations and furniture
  • Equipment and appliances for the kitchen and household
  • Artwork and book collections

The duty exemption for the importation of personal effects may be claimed by:

  • A returning resident of Fiji
  • Anyone who is coming to Fiji with a work permit valid for 12 or more months
  • A Canadian citizen who is taking up residence in Fiji for the first time

Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time concerning students moving temporarily to Fiji.

Non-students

Non-students moving temporarily to Fiji may enter with their personal effects exempt from duty provided:

  • The individual is the owner of the goods
  • The items will be used by the claimant only, and they will not be sold, rented, or given away as gifts
  • The amount and type of goods in the shipment are reasonable for the person's household
  • The goods arrive no later than 1 year from the owner's arrival in Fiji

Moving Permanently

Duty exemption of personal effects arriving in Fiji is allowed under the following circumstances:

  • For citizens of Fiji, including returning students and workers who have worked abroad for a minimum of 1 year
  • Any individual coming to work in Fiji for 1 year or more (requires a work permit)
  • Anyone taking up residence in Fiji for the first time

The exemption is allowed under the following conditions:

  • The effects are for the use of the claimant or his or her family
  • The goods will not be sold, exchanged, or gifted
  • The items arrive in Fiji within 12 months of the owner's arrival
  • The goods are in a quantity and quality suitable to the size of the household

Personal effects include items such as:

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Linens
  • Toiletries
  • Jewellery
  • Furniture and decorations
  • Appliances, including kitchen tools and other implements
  • Book collections and artwork

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Non-residents moving to Fiji must have a work permit of 1 year or more
  • Returning Fiji citizens must present a valid visa and proof of commencement of permanent residence

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Import-and-Export.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/27-SIG-Code-219-Code-220.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Fiji

Food, Chocolate, Candies

To protect Fiji against the entrance of exotic pests and diseases, there are stringent rules regarding foodstuffs that are allowed entry into the country. As a result, all shipments entering Fiji may be inspected by officers of the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji.

Therefore, particular foodstuffs are disallowed entry into Fiji: perishables, meats - canned and dried, honey, herbs, spices, and plants.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate
  • Candy

Do Not Ship

  • Perishables - fruit and vegetables
  • Canned meat and dried meat
  • Dried milk
  • Pasta flavoured with meat
  • Plants and their cuttings
  • Herbs and spices
  • Medicines derived from plants
  • Honey

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://www.baf.com.fj/what-happens-to-your-imported-goods/
https://www.baf.com.fj/mailing-items-to-fiji/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Fiji

Samples

Commercial samples are sent overseas to promote products and solicit sales; they are not intended to be sold. Samples will be admitted into Fiji without duty charges if their value is FJD$500 or less (about $295 CAD).

Commercial travellers may import their samples as a temporary import. Goods must leave the country within 1 year of their entry.


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/90.Customs-Talk-on-Commercial-Importation-1.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Import-and-Export.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/commercial-importers/
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CUSTOMS-PROHIBITED-IMPORTS-AND-EXPORTS-REGULATIONS-1986-REVISED-29.01.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Fiji

Advertising Material

Advertising materials that will be displayed at exhibitions, meetings, or trade fairs are allowed entry into Fiji as a temporary import, and are duty-free. They must exit the country no later than 12 months after their entry.


Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CUSTOMS-PROHIBITED-IMPORTS-AND-EXPORTS-REGULATIONS-1986-REVISED-29.01.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/commercial-importers/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Fiji

Repairs

Goods in need of repair may enter Fiji from Canada as a temporary import. They will be exempt from duty charges if their stay in Fiji is no more than 12 months.

Items Under Warranty

Goods from Canada under warranty that are repaired in Fiji will be exempt from GST when they re-enter Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Machinery no longer under warranty that is shipped from Canada to Fiji for repairs will incur GST when it re-enters Canada. The GST will be applied to the repair costs themselves and on any parts required to complete the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Fiji

Equipment and machinery shipped to Fiji for repairs will be exempt from Fijian duties if they are temporary imports. They must exit the country within 1 year of their arrival.

Returning Repaired Product to Fiji

Machinery and equipment repaired in Canada will be exempt from GST if the work was done under a warranty.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Fiji or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CUSTOMS-PROHIBITED-IMPORTS-AND-EXPORTS-REGULATIONS-1986-REVISED-29.01.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/commercial-importers/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Fiji

Temporary Imports

Goods of a temporary nature may enter Fiji exempt from duty charges provided the items leave the country within 12 months of their entry.


Temporary imports include items such as:

  • Goods for demonstration at meetings, trade fairs, or exhibitions
  • Machinery and goods for repair
  • Goods to be used for a specialised purpose - industrial, scientific, etc.
  • Commercial samples

ATA Carnets

Fijian authorities do not accept ATA Carnets for the temporary importation of goods.


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://www.atacarnet.com/carnet-countries
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/commercial-importers/
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Customs_-Regulations-_1986_-Revised_1st-February-2013.pdf

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Fiji

Permanent/Sold Goods

All sold goods that enter Fiji will incur a VAT charge. However, if a sold item is shipped to a private individual, it will be duty-free if valued at FJD$2,000 or less (about $1,185 CAD).


The items cannot be used for commercial purposes, i.e. re-sold; therefore, they are for the use of the recipient only.

NOTE:
Exemption cannot be claimed on imports of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

Occasional Shipper

Goods sold to a private individual valued at FJD$2,000 or less (about $1,185 CAD) may enter Fiji exempt from duty fees. (Regardless of their value, all shipments will incur VAT.)


The conditions for the exemption include:

  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products cannot be claimed
  • The goods are for the personal use of the recipient
  • The goods cannot be re-sold nor can they be used for commercial purposes

Regular shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Fiji, you should consult a licenced Fijian customs broker to ensure that you comply with all customs rules and regulations. This is particularly the case if your shipment has a value of more than FJD$2,000 (about $1,185 CAD).


Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Import-and-Export.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/private-importers/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Kamisese Mara
Carew St.
Suva
Fiji

Phone: +679 330 2520
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels). These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
and is destined to a country other than the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Fiji. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Fiji, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods will not be allowed entry into Fiji. However, those deemed restricted may enter if they obtain permission from the relevant government agency.

NOTE:
Fijian authorities have strict rules governing the entry of biological materials that could introduce diseases or pests into the country. So, the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji may inspect any shipment for plants, plant materials, seeds, and foodstuffs like meats and animal products.


Prohibited Items

  • Weapons and explosives
  • Air guns and pistols
  • Pornography in any form
  • Counterfeit coins and bills
  • Narcotics and other illegal drugs

Restricted Items

  • Foodstuffs, including spices
    and herbs
  • Animal products - honey,
    canned and dried meat
    , dried milk
  • Plant-based medicines
  • Mobile phones
  • Drones
  • Telecommunication equipment

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CUSTOMS-PROHIBITED-IMPORTS-AND-EXPORTS-REGULATIONS-1986-REVISED-29.01.pdf
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/private-importers/

Duty & Taxes

The amount of duty and taxes owed on incoming shipments to Fiji is determined by the CIF Value of the parcel, which is the sum of the customs value plus insurance amount plus freight costs.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By calculating the CIF value of your parcel before shipping, you will have an estimate of the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

The threshold (also called a de minimis value) on imports by a private individual for his or her use that enters Fiji is FJD$2,000 (about $1,185 CAD). Therefore, if a shipment has a CIF value of less than this amount, no duties will be incurred.

There is no threshold for VAT charges. Consequently, all shipments will incur a VAT charge regardless of the value of that shipment.


Currency Fiji Dollar (FJD)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) FJD$2,000 (about $1,185 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 9%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Excise Duties

Fijian authorities apply an excise tax on alcoholic beverages of 15%.


  • Candy5%
  • Chocolate5%
  • Spirits and winesVariable*
  • TobaccoVariable*
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles5%
  • Computers & laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles5%
  • Cameras5%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats5% - 15%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics5%
  • Jewellery5%
  • Shirts & pants5% - 15%
  • Home appliances0% - 5%
  • Toys5%
  • Sports equipment0%

*Wine (5%); Spirits (FJD$2.24/ L - about $1.30 CAD)

**Cigarettes (FJD$320.74/ kg or 1,000 cigarettes, whichever is greater - about $190 CAD); Cigars, cigarillos, and cheroots (FJD$223.97/ kg - about $130 CAD)

Sources:
https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/customs/doing-business-in-fiji/private-importers/
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S330R1.pdf&Open=True
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/fiji/corporate/other-taxes
https://www.macmap.org/
https://www.frcs.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Customs-Valuation.pdf

Fiji Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Televisions
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Fiji



Can I ship to Fiji?

Shipping to Fiji from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform. More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.

Find out how fast the Secureship trusted carriers can get your shipment delivered to Fiji by getting a quote now.


Does UPS ship to Fiji?

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How much is it to send a parcel to Fiji?

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How do I send a package to Fiji?

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How can I ship my luggage?

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How do I get a FedEx shipping estimate / FedEx quote to Fiji?

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How do I ship gifts to Fiji?

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