"Revenue from the community
for the community"
Temporary Imports

Goods which fall within the definition and scope of temporary imports may be allowed to enter Tonga without preparation of a Customs entry or payment of import duties and taxes. Any authorization for goods to be entered as temporary imports shall be subject to strict terms and conditions.


Goods entered under the Customs temporary admission procedure shall be exported within 4 months of being entered as a temporary import.

If you require an extension of your temporary importation you must make an application in the approved form. Any such extension shall not exceed 12 months in total and goods must be exported prior to the end of the extended time period.

Request for release of seized goods

If your goods are detained or seized by Customs, and you wish to request its release, you must make an application in the approved form and provide valid grounds for their release within 30 days of notification of detention or seizure.

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