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# Procedure Name Summary Agency Category Created On
1 Import License Individuals and business entities importing and exporting goods on a commercial basis are required to obtain authorization from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in accordance with the Licensing of Commercial Activities Law (Decree Law 24/2011). Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) Import 2023-05-02
2 Import Permit for Plant or Plant Products This includes fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, plants or plant parts, tissue cultures (including in-vitro laboratory use) or seeds. The applicant must also specify the following product details: method of preparation; certified scheme/accredited source; virus and disease testing procedure; location grown or collected; country/province; treatment or collection center. The form also requires the importer to specify the End Use and to confirm (or deny) is the product is genetically manipulated or whether it contains genetically manipulated material, and to provide details if answered in the affirmative. Quarantine and Biosecurity Unit (QBU) Import 2023-05-02
3 Export License Individuals and business entities importing and exporting goods on a commercial basis are required to obtain authorization from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in accordance with the Licensing of Commercial Activities Law (Decree Law 24/2011). Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) Export 2023-05-02
4 Import Permit for Animal or Animal Products This includes live animals (for example, livestock, horses, laboratory animals, fish and insects), or reproductive material (for example, animal semen, fertile avian eggs, and embryos). Quarantine and Biosecurity Unit (QBU) Import 2023-05-02
5 Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) Registration Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) are issued by the Autoridade Tributária Timor-Leste (ATTL) free of charge Autoridade Tributária Timor-Leste Import/Export 2023-05-02
6 Business Registration and Licensing To import or export commercially, you must first obtain a business certificate from Serviço de Registo e Verificação Empresarial (SERVE) Business Registration and Verification Service (SERVE) Import/Export 2023-05-02
7 Trading License for Import and export Fuel, Biofuel and Lubricant All entities wishing to perform Fuel, Biofuel, and Lubricant Trading Activities are required to register with the ANPM and obtain the corresponding License. Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo (ANP) Import/Export 2023-05-02
8 Request for Authorization of a Fuel, Biofuel and Lubricant Trading Transaction Before the transportation of Fuel, Biofuel, and Lubricant into or from the Territory of Timor-Leste to foreign countries is initiated, Licensed Fuel Importers and Exporters shall submit to ANPM a “Request for Authorization of a Fuel, Biofuel and Lubricant Trading Transaction” Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo (ANP) Import/Export 2023-05-02
9 Granting, Amendment and Renewal of Downstream Activities Licenses No one may engage in any Downstream Activity unless authorized to do so under a License Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo (ANP) Import/Export 2023-05-02
10 Exporter/ Importer License by Regulating Commission of Pharmaceutical Activities Activities of import, storage, sales in bulk, sales in retail, and export of medicines for human use may only be exercised by entities duly registered in accordance with the applicable law for the registration of businesses and duly licensed by the Regulating Commission of Pharmaceutical Activities. Ministry of Health Import/Export 2023-05-22
11 Authorization to Import Commercialize Medicines No medicine may be imported, stored, sold, or exported without prior authorization of commercialization granted by the Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health Import 2023-05-22
12 Certificate of Origin for export of coffee Coffee can only be exported if accompanied by the forms of certificates of origin duly endorsed and stamped by the National Directorate of External Trade (DNCE) Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) Export 2023-05-30
13 Import Permit for Fisheries Import Permit for Fisheries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry (MAPPF) Import 2023-10-08
14 Export Permit for Fisheries Export Permit for Fisheries Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry (MAPPF) Export 2023-10-08
15 Commercial License for Fishing Commercial License for Fishing Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry (MAPPF) Procedure 2023-10-08
16 Non-Commercial License for Fishing Non-Commercial License for Fishing Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry (MAPPF) Procedure 2023-10-08
17 Registrations of an Imported Vehicle The importer must submit a written request to DNTT regarding obtaining License Plates National Directorate for Land Transport (DNTT) Import 2023-10-31
18 Import of Commercial Motor Vehicles According to Article 4 of Decree-Law 30/2011, republished by DL no. 64/2022, anyone wishing to import vehicles must check the rules set out in the aforementioned diploma before the vehicle is imported into Timor-Leste. National Directorate for Land Transport (DNTT) Import 2023-11-01
19 Approval from National Director of the External Trade (NDET) for Importing Vehicles for Commercial Purposes Importers of commercial vehicles, notably for sale, leasing, hiring, or exchange shall obtain written approval from the National Director of the External Trade (NDET), before having the vehicle dispatched. Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) Import 2023-11-01
20 Import of Motor Vehicles (Over Five Years Old) According to article 3 of Decree-Law no. 30/2011, republished by DL no. 64/22, an imported passenger car or light vehicle for mixed use in which the vehicle is more than 5 years from the date of manufacture (chassis date) to the date of entry into the customs territory of Timor-Leste, its import is permitted under the following conditions noted under this procedure Timor-Leste Customs Authority Import 2023-11-01
21 Procedure to obtain annual quota and Import License for HCFC The import or export of HCFCs and products, materials, equipment or vehicles that have been designed to use substances that deplete the ozone layer is subject to prior registration and to obtaining a license from the National Ozone Unit of Timor-Leste National Ozone Unit Timor-Leste Import 2023-11-01
22 Certificate of Origin (General) Certificate of Origin (General) Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) Export 2024-01-03
23 Export Permit for plant or plant products Export Permit for plant or plant products Quarantine and Biosecurity Unit (QBU) Export 2024-02-05
24 Environmental License Environmental License Autoridade Nacional de Licenciamento Ambiental (ANLA, I.P.) Procedure 2024-03-20
25 Free Circulation Mandatory requirement issues by the ANP to release the imported product to the market Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo (ANP) Import/Export 2024-03-22