Import Examination

Import goods to Maldives and goods which are under Customs control will be searched and inspected by Customs. Further, Customs will ensure that Goods Declaration and imported goods tallies and that no import prohibited items are included in the goods imported.

Customs has the discretionary power to search and inspection of goods imported into the Maldives by certain means for verification and this will be done in the presence of the owner or an appointee of the owner.

In the absence of the owner or an appointee of the owner if the said person refuse to make themselves present at the time of search and inspection Customs has the rights to conduct the search and inspection of goods.