Papua New Guinea Humanitarian Customs Regulations

This document was submitted in response to a questionnaire distributed by Global Hand regarding humanitarian customs information. It provides regulations for importing humanitarian aid into Papua New Guinea.

Required Documents

  • bill of lading/airway bill
  • commercial invoice
  • packing list
  • fumigation certificate
  • deed of donation
  • permits from responsible agencies where required on selected items;* certificate of origin.

Prohibited Goods

See restricted goods.

Tax Exemption

All humanitarian goods provided the beneficiaries are registered agencies carrying providing humanitation services in the country.

PreShipment Application

Apply to The Commissioner General, Internal Revenue Commission, PO Box 777, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea–Fax: +675 3214002 Phone +675 3226601/6880

Monetary Valuation

Monetary valuation on the shipment is required in all cases.


There are restrictions on second-hand clothing and on some foods.

Other Info

Humanitarian agencies should deal with government agencies and other registered and reputable agencies involved in the field.


Mr. D. Sode, Commissioner General, Internal Revenue Commission, PNG Date published: 25/09/2002


Regions / countries / territories

Oceania: Papua New Guinea