Prohibited goods are those goods of a nature or kind which are by virtue of any law for the time being in force in Solomon Islands absolutely prohibited from being imported or exported.

Prohibited goods carry with them a series of penalties if you are caught importing or exporting such items.

Examples of prohibited goods include such things as illicit narcotics and drugs.

Restricted goods are those items which can only be imported or exported where authority of a licence has been granted by the Comptroller of Customs and Excise or another relevant Government authority.

Examples of restricted goods include prescription medications, wildlife and items of cultural significance. If items are found to be imported or exported without the relevant authority the individual may be subject to prosecution, fine and seizure of the restricted goods.

Please note that while all marine life and products are considered restricted items, some of these are prohibited and the onus is on the person to check with the appropriate authorities.

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