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OCO Covid-19 Information

The OCO is currently assisting the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in response to the Covid-19 pandemic with its Pacific Humanitarian Pathway designed to enable medical and humanitarian relief to flow, we are working in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Development Community on immigration issues as part of this response. These activities will not override national actions but support it.

Please see the links below. We have formulated guidance material that supports medical and humanitarian cargoes for Customs in the Pacific.

HS Tariff lines for medical cargo have also been tabulated for your reference.

The Revised Kyoto Convention annex J provides for processes to be adopted in emergency situations that ensure medical and humanitarian relief is delivered into the requesting nation. OCO members are directed to this document for further guidance.