Goods Exempt from Import Duty
Certain goods are exempt from duties and taxes if they meet certain conditions, including:
a) Goods accompanying a traveler arriving in Timor-Leste from another country
You can learn more about these types of goods here.
b) Imported goods that fall under the following types:
- Exempted under the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and Consular Relations of 1963;
- Exempted under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations;
- Exempted under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies;
- Goods re-imported in the same condition in which they were exported;
- Goods imported by registered charitable organizations in Timor-Leste, except alcohol or tobacco, if the goods are to be used for charitable purposes of humanitarian assistance and relief, education or health care;
- Goods for temporary admission, like large machinery to complete a project. The importer will be required to provide a financial guarantee;
- Goods for consumption by international staff of UNMIT or members of the Peace Keeping Force from contingent countries, if the goods are sold in conformity with prescribed rules of sale;
- Baby formulas that are specially designed for babies less than one (1) year of age so that after preparation they are consumed in a liquid form and provide the health benefits of human milk that would normally be provided to a baby that suckles from its mother; and
- Tampons and sanitary napkins
c) Goods not described in (a) and (b) above, if:
The goods are imported into Timor-Leste other than as personal goods accompanying a traveler, and the import duty that would be imposed on the import if not for this paragraph would be $10 or less.