Papua New Guinea - Customs and duties



Papua New Guinea acceded to the World Trade Organization in 1996 and has liberalized its trade to conform to WTO standards, removing all non-tariff barriers to trade including quotas, bans, and license requirements. The government put a value-added tax (VAT) into effect in 1998 and intends to reduce all non-protective tariffs to zero using the VAT. Currently, there are import duty rates of 5%, 8%, and 11%. The protective tariff is 40% and there are higher rates applied to luxury items such as tobacco and liquor.

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Aug 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am
Hi,

i have few questions in relation to the consequential effect of tariff reduction.

1. How was the government able to compensate for the losses incured from the import duty tariffs?
2. Are there any "specific" tariff rates applied or all tariffs are converted to "ad valorem"?
3. If there are "specific" applied rates, how was that possible during WTO accession negotiations?

please reply.

Harold
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Sep 6, 2011 @ 7:07 am
wHAT IS THE DUTY ON LIQUOR AND EXCISE TAX PER LITER IN PNG ?
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Enos Gabuba
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Oct 15, 2016 @ 2:02 am
I think we have to tighten our security at the incoming passenger processing checks by installing security cameras to try and help us monitor the passengers movements and help us identify passengers you travel in and out of the country often.

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