What is a Customs Declaration?
If you want to import or export goods as cargo, by post or by courier mail, you will need to provide us with information about the type of goods, their value, weight, where they are from, etc. This is done by making a ‘customs declaration’. The customs declaration, which is known in Timor-Leste as the Declaracao Aduaneira Unica (DAU), is processed electronically using the ASYCUDA World system. This document allows us to determine what duties and taxes may be due, and to confirm the presence of any required permits or licenses required for other government agencies. In most cases, you will have to use a customs broker to process your declaration.
In some cases, such as you are carrying the goods yourself upon arrival, a customs declaration may not be required. You can learn more about duty free allowances and other exceptions here.