Businesses Warned Against Importing Unapproved ICT Equipment
Businesses in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been warned against importing of unapproved information and communication technology (ICT) equipment, and face the possibility of being fined and their merchandise confiscated, The National (July 30) reports.
The stern warning was issued on Tuesday by the National Information and Communication Technology Authority (NICTA) and PNG Customs as a result of a growing number of illegal and substandard radio communication equipment making its way into the country.
The National ICT Act (2009) prohibits the importation and use of radio equipment outside of the approved spectrum plan and licenses. These include transistor radios and car stereos, and will impact used vehicles importers as well.
NICTA and PNG Customs will setup their presence and surveillance in ports of entry and border areas of the country to control the flow of these equipment.
A list of the approved equipment types can be found at the NICTA website www.nicta.gov.pg