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Transit and Transshipment

Goods intended for transit or transshipment in Tonga must be given prior approval from Customs. An application for transit or transshipment must be made to Customs in the approved form (Form C10 - Customs Transshipment).

Customs transit

This refers to the Customs procedure under which goods are transported under Customs control from one Customs office in Tonga to another.

Customs Transshipment

This refers to the Customs procedure under which goods are transferred under Customs control from the importing means of transport to the exporting means of transport within the area of one Customs office which is the office of both importation and exportation.

Conditions of Transit and Transhipment

Customs may take all necessary steps to ensure that the consignment is easily identified and to enable detection of any unauthorized interference. Such steps may include the setting of specific time limits for the transit or transshipment operation to take place.

Improving the lives of Tongans through effective & efficient tax & customs administration