Surcharges

Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

Due to continuing fuel price fluctuations, TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. This approach provides our customers with a transparent charging mechanism for fuel costs.  Follow the links for information on our international fuel surcharges.

 

Out-of-area surcharge

We provide collection and delivery services virtually anywhere you require. For certain remote and less-accessible locations an additional $30.00 out-of-area surcharge is applied to cover additional costs incurred.

 

 

Enhanced security surcharge

TNT has implemented additional procedures, activities and investments to safeguard our customers' shipments whilst in our custody, following well publicised incidents involving the international transportation of shipments containing illegal explosive devices. To partially offset the additional costs an Enhanced Security Surcharge is applied.

 

Effective October 20 2019, the enhanced International Security Surcharge (ESS) is incorporated into International freight charges on your tariffs.
 

 

Regulatory charges

Border Control

Fiji's border control agency is called the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority. The bio-security agency is called the Bio-Security Authority of Fiji.

Any duty and taxes, fees charged by border control agencies for bio-security inspections are not included in our rates.

 

Exports

  • All export consignments with a value over F$1,000.00 will incur an Export entry Lodgement Fee of F$10.00 inclusive of VAT.
  • All Repair & Return consignments will incur an Export entry Lodgement Fee of F$10.00 inclusive of VAT.

 

Imports

  • All import consignments requiring an import entry will incur an Import entry Lodgement Fee of F$15.00 inclusive of VAT
  • All Repair & Return consignments will incur an Import entry Lodgement Fee of F$15.00 inclusive of VAT.

 

The above charges are levied by Fiji Revenue & Customs Service (FRCS) under the Customs & Excise Act 1986.

 

All perishable goods, plant materials etc will also be subject to a Biosecurity entry levy as levied under the Biosecurity (Category 1-7 Import & Export) Act 2011.

Temporary Surcharge renamed as "Peak Surcharge" effective 2 November 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains, reducing air cargo capacity globally.  

This disruption has caused us to make adjustments to our networks which has increased our costs. As a result, we announced a 'Temporary Surcharge' on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning 6 April 2020.

Beginning 2 November 2020, the 'Temporary Surcharge' will be renamed as 'Peak Surcharge'.

Peak Surcharge on All TNT International Shipments (Effective 27 April 2020)

TNT is an essential business keeping commerce moving and delivering critical relief during the COVID-19 crisis. We are still delivering for you as the applicable regulations allow despite local restrictions in various parts of the world. 

These restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain and our costs have gone up in the new operating conditions. To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this time, we are implementing a peak surcharge on all TNT international shipments beginning 27 April 2020. 

 

Effective date

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in FJD)

27 April 2020

Outbound from Mainland China to the rest of the world

$2.20 per kg*

 

Intra-APAC**

$2.20 per kg*

 

All shipments to/from Australia or New Zealand$ 0.50 per kg*

 

All international shipments except for above

$ 0.50 per kg*

* Minimum of FJ$2.20 per shipment applies, regardless of the origin market.

** The shipments transported among Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan China, Thailand and Vietnam, except for shipments between Fiji and Australia/New Zealand.

Vietnam Value Added Tax (VAT) rate reduction for TNT shipments originating from Vietnam (effective February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022)

Effective from February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, invoices for TNT outbound shipments originating from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam for both outbound bill shipper and outbound bill consignee will reflect a reduced Vietnam VAT rate of 8%.

This is due to a temporary policy announced by the Vietnam government to support the socio-economic development recovery program in Vietnam due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The VAT below will apply to all customers for shipments originated from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam, including payers billed outside and inside Vietnam:
 

Origin of Shipment
VAT rateEffective datesSurcharge code
Vietnam

Vietnam VAT rate reduced from 10% to 8%.

February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, both days inclusive.VSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional GST for TNT collect shipments imported from India (effective September 1, 2020)

Starting September 1, 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from India will reflect an additional India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with India Tax regulations. The GST below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside India:
 

Origin of Shipment
Additional TaxSurcharge code
India
India 18% GSTGSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional VAT for TNT collect shipments imported from Vietnam (effective September 1, 2020)

Starting September 1, 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from Vietnam will reflect an additional Vietnam Value Added Tax (VAT) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with Vietnam Tax regulations. The VAT below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside Vietnam:

Origin of ShipmentAdditional TaxSurcharge code
VietnamVietnam 10% VATVSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional VAT for TNT collect shipments imported from Thailand (effective September 1, 2020)

Starting September 1, 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from Thailand will reflect an additional Thailand Value Added Tax (VAT) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with Thailand Tax regulations. The VAT below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside Thailand:
 

Origin of Shipment
Additional TaxSurcharge code
ThailandThailand 7% VATTSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

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