Business Licenses

Service;

Issuing Re-export License

Why do I need to do this?

Follow this user guide if you need a permanent or temporary re-export license for re-export of goods from the Maldives.

Where can I apply for the service?

You can apply in person at MED

Ministry of Economic Development, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ 20125, Republic of Maldives Phone: +960 3323668, Fax: +960 3323840 Email: info@trade.gov.mv

How long will the process take?

Same day as date of application (Day 1) for permanent re-export licenses, and the following day (Day 2) for temporary re-export licenses.

 

What are the fees and charges involved?

None

Which documents do I need to submit?

Document

Check for:

1

Re-export license application form

•  All required fields filled correctly

•  All documents listed in the application form are submitted

•  Signature (If applicant is an individual, his/her signature. If applicant is a business/government organisation, signature of an authorised person)

•  Seal (If applicant is a government entity or company)

2

Invoice stamped by Maldives Customs Service

•  A copy of the invoice for items to be re-exported, with price officially endorsed and stamped by Maldives Customs Service

3

Copy of bonded warehouse registration

•  A copy of the bonded warehouse registration certificate issued by Maldives Customs Service

4

Copy of registration certificate

•  Copy of registration certificate of business.

 

5

Re-export agreement (if applicable)

•  Copy of the re-export agreement, if applicant is applying for permanent re-export license.

•  A re-export agreement is not required for temporary re-export licenses.

How do I apply for the service?

Day 1:

1.   Lodge application for re-export license at counter.

2.   If any information is missing, provide the required information.

 

* If license cannot be approved, Ministry will inform you of the issue and instruct for amendment as applicable.

 

3.   If approved, receive original of re-export license and sign form as proof of receipt.

 

What would I receive at the end of the process?

•  Original re-export license

 

Did you know:

•  You must have a registered at the Ministry of Economic Development.

•  You must have a valid re-export agreement registered with the Ministry (in case of permanent re-export licenses).

•  You must have a copy of the invoice for items to be re-exported, officially endorsed and stamped by Maldives Customs Service.

•  You must have a copy of the bonded warehouse registration certificate issued by Maldives Customs Service

•  For all application types, ensure that any items prohibited by the Maldivian law, or allowed only with special permit are not included in list of items for export.

•  If you have to obtain clearances/permits from other relevant Ministries, ensure that any additional documents that should accompany the permit are also submitted along with the application.

•  If you wish to export items that have been imported to the Maldives for which they have paid import duty, the export license issued should state this.

•  License will not be issued to an export value larger than the equivalent of the maximum number of revenue stamps that can be occupied in the space allocated in the form.

•  The total value of estimated exports will be rounded off to the nearest 100.

•  A minimum of MVR 100 is required as total value of estimated exports in an year (CIF value) per export license.

•  Payment by cheque is acceptable only with bank guarantees.

 

References:

•  Export and Import Act of the Maldives

•  Export and Import Regulation

•  List of prohibited items for export