Business Licenses

Service:

License to import Pork and Liquor Products

Why do I need to do this?

To import Pork and Liquor Products you should obtain a License from MED.

 You can request for the License if you are/have a:-

• Resort registered at the Ministry of Tourism

• Individuals/companies who is given permit to operate Duty free shops

• Individual/companies with whom Ministry of Economic Development has made agreements to re-export pork and liquor products.

• Bonded warehouses registered at Maldives Customs Services who are given permit for sale of pork and liquor products

• Yatch marina and Picnic Islands registered at Ministry of Tourism

• Bar located at the Departure Lounge of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

• Safari vessels and Yatches registered at Ministry of Tourism

• Tourist Hotels registered at Ministry of Tourism which are located at uninhabited islands

• Foreign Embassies in Maldives

Where can I apply for the service?

You may apply online or 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?

Within the same day of application

What are the fees and charges involved?

• No fees

• Revenue Stamp: MRF 500/-

 

Which documents do I need to submit?

Document

Check for:

1

Application form

•  All required fields filled correctly

•  Signature / Seal

–      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 registered for more than 15 days

 

National Identification Card of the applicant (if the customer is an individual)

•  Clear and complete NIC original and copy

•  NIC original and copy of individual who receives the License (upon collection)

 

Copy of Registration Certificate / Copy of Permit / Copy of Agreement

•  A copy of the registration Certificate as a proof that the customer has been registered at the relevant authorities.

–      Resort – registration from Ministry of Tourism

–      Duty Free shops – permit to operate Duty free shops

–      Individual/firms – agreements to re-export pork and liquor products.

–      Bonded warehouses – registration from Maldives Customs Services permitting sale of pork and liquor products

–      Yatch marina and Picnic Islands – registration by Ministry of Tourism

–      Bar located at the Departure Lounge of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport – Agreement with Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

–      Safari vessels and Yatches – registration by Ministry of Tourism

–      Tourist Hotels – registration by Ministry of Tourism

 

 

Revenue Stamp

•  A Revenue stamp of MVR 500.

How do I apply for the service?

Day 1:

1.   Lodge application and documents at counter.

2.   Receive the Invoice

3.   Make the payment

What would I receive at the end of the process?

License to import Pork and Liquor Products

Did you know:

• You should have the below 2 documents before you apply for this License:

1.      Trade Permit for sale of import of goods

2.      Trade Permit for sale of Pork and Liquor Products

References:

• Import and Export Act of Maldives

• Pork and Liquor Regulation

• Companies Act of the Maldives

• Companies Regulation

• Revenue Stamp Law