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Fiji. 2003 ‘Import and Export Licensing.’ Arms and Ammunition Act; Part 5 (Sections 17 and 18). Suva: Office of the Attorney-General. 1 January

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Interim Import licence

Section 17
(1) Subject to section 27, a person arriving in the Fiji Islands for a temporary stay who carries arms and ammunition for personal use may:
(a) deposit the arms and ammunition with a senior officer of Fiji Islands Customs Service, or the officer-in-charge of the police station, at or nearest to the port of entry; or
(b) in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, apply to an authorised officer for an interim import licence for the arms and ammunition.
(2) A person who fails to obtain an interim import permit licence for any arms and ammunition imported under subsection (1) commits an offence.
(3) No person may import more than 2 arms, and the ammunition for such arms, under subsection (1).
(4) An interim licence remains in force for 14 days from the date of issue and may be renewed by an authorised officer.
(5) An interim import licence may be issued with or without payment of the prescribed fee to a theatrical or circus company, which is in the Fiji Islands for a temporary stay in respect of arms and ammunition to be used in the companys performances, and remains in force until the arms and ammunition are re-exported.
(6) Arms and ammunition imported under an interim import licence must be produced with the licence, to the police officer-in-charge of the Division in which the company performs.
(7) If arms and ammunition are left with the Fiji Islands Customs Service or at a police armoury subsection (1) the arms and ammunition must, at the written request of the traveller to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise or the Commissioner and on payment of the prescribed fee, be transported by the Fiji Islands Customs Service or a police officer from the port or airport where they were imported to any other port of first entry or customs airport in the Fiji Islands within 24 hours of the request.

Arms and Ammunition Sent by Post

Section 18

(1) Subject to section 27, no arms or ammunition sent through the post into the Fiji Islands must be delivered to the consignee unless an import licence for the arms or ammunition is produced by the consignee at the post office of delivery.
(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

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