6.1 - MODES OF TRANSPORT
Incentives provided by the Fiji Revenue & Customs Services are focused on certain key sectors.
An exporter should take into consideration the transit time and cost while choosing a mode of transport.
I. Sea Transport
II. Air Transport
Air transport is the fastest among the transportation modes and is commonly used for exporting perishable goods with short shelf life. Air Cargo has strict policies on the packaging of the goods and an exporter needs to adhere to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.
6.2 - LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS
It is highly recommended to use logistics service providers, especially for new, medium and small exporters who do not have much experience or knowledge about the export procedures.
These service providers are experienced in the required export procedures and, thus, can save an exporter’s time and effort. There are four main types of logistics service providers that can provide support in exporting:
3rd Floor, Ra Marama House, 91 Gordon Street, Suva
+679 3304 528
80-82 Harris Road, Suva
+679 3312 633
Lot 1, Foster Rd, Walu Bay, Suva
+679 3315 444
Suite 2, Level 1 HTHL Building, Lot 2 Nukutuku Rd, Lami
+679 3305 577
3rd Floor, Ra Marama House,
91 Gordon Street, Suva
+679 3304 528
Lot 5, Jai Ambamma Rd, Bhindi Sub-Division, Vatuwaqa, Suva
+679 3381 545
+679 6665 288
Lot 1, Veitari, Bouwalu Street, Lautoka
+679 3386 163
+679 6655 200
Scott Street, Suva
+679 3300 716
Lot 6 Jai Hanuman Road, Vatuwaqa, Suva
+679 3300 159
45 Toorak Rd, Suva
+679 3319 476
Mavoa Rd, Walu Bay, Suva
+679 3362 088
Boila Circle, Kalabo Industrial Estate, Valelevu, Suva
+679 3391 522
IV. Freight Forwarders
It is highly recommended that exporters and would-be exporters consult with licenced freight forwarders. Freight forwarder scan assist importers and exporters through advice on trade developments, Government incentives, customs clearance, shipping,insurance, inventory management, logistics and supply-chain management of value-added activities, as well as other documentation issues.
For first time exporters, liaising with a licenced customs broker or freight forwarding agent is recommended when exporting the first consignment. A freight forwarder can advise on shipping options while a customs broker can handle all other aspects of the shipment with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service (FRCS), Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) and other Government Agencies.
In Fiji, there are a number of companies that offer combined services from trucking, warehousing, documentation and international forwarding. Depending on the needs, freight forwarding services vary from basic export services to complete supply chain solutions.A business can pay a freight forwarder to provide a basic or full-level service. A freight forwarder can advise you on the packaging of the product, availability, and appropriateness of domestic and international transportation, and export licences required.
Freight forwarders are very helpful as they are well informed of shipping regulations in all countries of the world and can also give advice on the best method for shipping depending on the cargo’s type, specifications, and weight. The list of freight forwarders can be obtained from this website link
V. Custom Brokers
Customs brokers are licenced individuals who are licenced by Fiji Revenue & Customs Service to perform the customs clearance procedures on behalf of exporters. A list of licenced customs broker can be obtained via the website link
VI. Shipping Agents
A shipping agency is a designated agency responsible for handling shipments and cargo at ports and harbours worldwide on behalf of ship owners, managers, and charterers. Shipping agents usually take care of all the routine tasks of a shipping company quickly and efficiently. They ensure that essential supplies, crew transfers, customs documentation, and waste declarations are all arranged with the port authorities without delay
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