How to export from Timor-Leste?

Complete procedures to export goods from Timor-Leste



How to export from Timor-Leste? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Timor-Leste? Explain the export methodology in Timor-Leste.


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Timor-Leste government authority for exportation from Timor-Leste.


For exporting from Timor-Leste, a certificate for business from the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Trade must be obtained by the exporter. This is a license to carry out economic activity in Timor-Leste. Then, the exporter also need TIN (Tax Identification Number) for business from the National Directorate of Revenue.

The new Customs Authority is responsible for proper collection of revenue, making sure that illegal and dangerous goods don’t enter the country, including weapons and drugs, facilitating trade and thus contribute to economic growth.

The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier. All export documentation must be completed correctly to avoid any missed shipments, port demurrage charges or fines to the business.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required


This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Timor-Leste.


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