Brunei - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation
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The import of all goods into Brunei is monitored by the Royal Customs and Excise Department. Importers must register with the port of entry. Determination of duty classification is based on Excise Duty Orders 2012 and 2007. Import permits are required for some products. Licenses for import are available from the relevant government agencies. Non-prohibited goods can be imported under an open general license.

Completed customs declaration forms must be submitted via the Brunei Darussalam National Single Window website with supporting documentation such as invoices, freight and insurance slips, airway bills, and packing lists.

Additional documentation that may be required include certificates of origin and analysis, approval permits, import licenses, and other documentation as deemed necessary by the Customs and Excise Department.

Contact Information

Royal Customs and Excise Department

Ministry of Finance and Economy

Phone: (673)-238-2333

Fax: (673)-238-2666


Food Import Requirements

Brunei Darussalam Food Authority ensures food imported and distributed in Brunei is safe for human consumption. Food importers are required to comply with the Brunei Darussalam Food Order (2020), Public Health (Food) Act (Chapter 182) and Public Health (Food) Regulations 2000. Food importers are required to comply with the provisions of food legislation and import requirements. Importers are required to submit customs declaration forms along with the relevant export health certificates from the countries of origin.

Other requirements include provision of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certificates, samples of all items to be imported to Brunei, lists of all ingredients and additives used, and other valid documentation or certification as determined by the Ministry of Health. Imported food products are mainly halal, for the consumption of the majority Muslim population. Halal food cannot contain alcohol or derivatives from non-halal animal products.

Processed food imports must be registered and must identify additives’ origins under Regulation 9, Public Health (Food) Regulations, (R1, Chapter 182). More information can be found at the Brunei Darussalam Food Authority website.

Contact Information

Brunei Darussalam Food Authority

Phone: (673) 2 237403/5/9