Maersk Customs Services in Maldives

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Core product

Commercial Export customs clearance 

  • Custom Clearance/Agency Charges for Out-bound FCL 
  • Cargo going out of Maldives (please see the disclaimers mentioned below) 

Commercial Import customs clearance 

  • Custom Clearance/Agency Charges for In-bound FCL
  • Cargo coming into Maldives (please see the disclaimers mentioned below) 


  • Receptible charges are passthrough and payable at actual. 
  • For any additional/adhoc service, relevant charges will be applicable. 
  • This offer is not applicable for project cargo.
  • Export on Re-Import basis & Restricted Items are not considered.
  • This offer is applicable for General Items such as garments, apparels, man-made staple fibres, textiles, cotton piece goods, vegetable textile fibres, paper yarn, woven fabrics of paper yarn only.
  • Its subject to the presence of all required clean documents. 
  • Non-traditional commodities are not covered by this offer.
  • Commodities excluded: Metal Scrap, Wastepaper, Timber, Agri products, Personnel and personal effects, Used Goods, Foodstuff, Rejected re-import, Furniture, Traded Commodities & Toys.
  • Insurance for the cargo to be covered by Consignee / Importer during transit and at all time. 
  • Any other statutory VAT/Taxes will be levied extra as per Maldives Government regulation.
  • All Services provided by MAERSK are subject to MAERSK Group standard trading conditions. 
  • All the charges will be billed in USD.
  • For the first shipment handling it will take at least 7 days for shipment processing and necessary code creation for billing/other system update after getting all required data/info.

Additional Maersk Customs Services

Beyond acquiring clearances, we also offer requirement-based consultation and procedural assistance for your cargo:
  • Issuance of Certificate of Origin (COO) - You may be required to declare that your cargo is produced in a specific country, to determine whether it's eligible for entry or entitled for any preferential treatment.
  • NOC from Assistant Drug Controller - If your cargo comprises of chemicals then we can help in obtaining the NOC at the port, which serves as a concrete proof for undergoing the necessary quality checks.
  • Phytosanitary certificate - Consignments containing perishables undergo isolated tests to ensure that they are disease and pest-free.
  • Importer Registration - We help you with the Importer Registration from the local Customs office. Without this one-time registration, Customs Entry is generally not processed by the customs.
  • Duty consultation - We provide consultancy services for goods classification & duty applicable
  • Export incentive consulting - We offer consultation in Export Incentive for Exports.
  • Import license registration - To make imports easier in the future, we help the first-time importers in acquiring licenses from local Customs authorities. 

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?


  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Price accepted commercial invoice (price shall be provided in F.O.B term)
  • Goods Declaration form (online submission via ASYCUDA World)
  • Permits from relevant government authorities for goods requiring such permit for exportation
  • Proforma fish export (required only when exporting of live fish or groupers)
  • Copy of Export Permit


  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Copy of Company Registration Certificate
  • Certificate of Origin/Catalogue/Literature
  • Documents stating the costs borne by the buyer and the seller stated in the Pre-valuation form
  • Pro-forma invoice or the purchase order
  • Original of Certificate of Origin, if preferential rate of duty is claimed
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Permits from relevant government authorities for goods requiring such permit for importation
  • Any other relevant documents.

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