On 21st December 2018, the Ministry of Commence (“MOC”) issued its Notification No. 57/2018 to allow import of office equipment and service-related equipment by foreign companies, non-governmental organizations, branches and representative offices of foreign companies (“Foreign Entities”) for their own uses, subject to the requirements prescribed by the MOC which include:-
(1) obtaining an export/ import registration certificate;
(2) importing only office equipment;
(3) importing service related equipment only if the Foreign Entity is operating services business;
(4) not reselling the imported office equipment and the service-related equipment;
(5) complying with the import procedures issued by the relevant authorities for import of the office equipment and the service related equipment; and
(6) submitting a bond with the MOC to guarantee that the office equipment and the service-related equipment will be required only for their own uses in their offices.
If MOC finds that the imported office equipment and/or any imported service-related equipment is resold without using by the Foreign Entities, the MOC may cancel their export/import registration certificates or registration numbers.
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