Obtain a License to Unload/Load at a Sufferance Wharf
The process of obtaining a license to unload/load at a sufferance wharf falls under the auspices of the Customs and Excise Division. Provided here below is a helpful checklist for full compliance to obtain the license.
Checklist to Follow to Legally Obtain a License to Unload/Load at a Sufferance Wharf
Under the Customs Act, the Comptroller of Customs acting under the powers vested in him issues certain licenses. The licenses are issued in a Public Notice to ensure that the public is aware of the conditions associated with the licenses.
In order to obtain a license to unload/load at a sufferance wharf, a cover letter must be written and addressed to the Comptroller. Contents of the letter should be accompanied with the following documentation:
- Longitude and Latitude has to be included in the letter (available at the Solomon Islands Maritime Authority)
- Navigational Map (available at the Solomon Islands Maritime Authority)
- A copy of a Felling License
- A copy of a Log Pond Agreement
- A copy of a Making/Technology Agreement
- A copy of Payment for a Provincial License
Once you have all the required documents, you can submit the cover letter to the Customs Office.