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2002

UNITED NATIONS ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 3 February 2003

    

No. 1

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORTING (TERRORISM AMENDMENT) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 3 February 2003

No. 2

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 15 September 2003

No. 3

INTERNATIONAL BANKING ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 4

FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SPECIAL PURCHASE ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 12 July 2000

No. 5

AGRICULTURAL FEES AMENDMENT ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 3 February 2003

No. 6

KAVA ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 22nd September 2008

No. 7

PUBLIC FINANCE AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 3 February 2003

No. 8

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 10 March 2003

No. 9

NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICE AMENDMENT ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 3 May 2004

No. 10

CIVIL AVIATION (RATIFICATION) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 3 February 2003

No. 11

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CONSERVATION ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 10 March 2002

No. 12

PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 3 February 2003

No. 13

MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 3 February 2003

No. 14

VANUATU AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL CENTRE ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 January 2003

No. 15

EXTRADITION ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 3 February 2003

No. 16

RESERVE BANK (AMENDMENT) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 January 2003

No. 17

BANKING (REPEAL) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 January 2003

No. 18

VANUATU FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION (AMENDMENT) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 January 2003

No. 19

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORTING AMENDMENT ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 20

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 20 January 2003

No. 21

VALUATION OF LAND ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 10 March 2003

No. 22

LAND VALUERS REGISTRATION ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 10 March 2003

No. 23

EXCISE ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 24

BEER (REPEAL) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 January 2003

No. 25

DEBITS TAX ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 July 2003

No. 26

CHEQUE TAX (REPEAL) ACT
Assent: 31st December 2002
Commencement: 1 July 2003

No. 27

VALUE ADDED TAX (AMENDMENT) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 20th January 2003 except Item 3 of the Schedule which commenced on 1st August 1998 and Item 2 of the Schedule which commenced on 1st January 2003

No. 28

VANUATU MARITIME AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 29

VANUATU INTERACTIVE GAMING (AMENDMENT) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 30

IMPORT DUTIES (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 31

APPROPRIATION (2003) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2003

No. 32

SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION (2001 AND 2002) ACT
ASSENT: 31st December 2002
COMMENCEMENT: 1 January 2002, except Section 1 and Schedule 1 which commenced on 1 January 2001

No. 33

2003

(*not yet published in gazette.  Available in electronic format only.)

 

1.

Trademarks Act

2.

Patents Act

3.

Designs Act

4.

Judicial Services and Courts (Amendment) Act

5.

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Act

6.

Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (Ratification) Act

7.

Public Prosecutors Act

8.

Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act

9.

Vanuatu Maritime Authority (Amendment) Act

10. 

Broadcasting and Television (Amendment) Act

11.

Labour (Work Permits) (Amendment) Act*

12.

Vanuatu National Sports Council (Amendment) Act*

13.

Excise (Amendment) Act

14.

Debits Tax (Amendment) Act

15.

Customs (Amendment) Act

16.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act

17.

Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2003

18.

Public Prosecutors (Amendment) Act 2003

19.

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (Ratification) Act 2003

20.

Consolidation of the French and English Texts of the Laws of Vanuatu Act 2003

21.

The Strata Titles Amendment Act 2003

22.

The Urban Land (Repeal) Act 2003

23.

24.

The Land Leases (Amendment) Act 2003 [Assent: 01/12/2003 Commencement: 01/07/2004]

25.

Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board (Amendment)Act 2003

26.

The Debits Tax (Amendment) Act 2003

27.

The Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2003

28.

The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act 2003

29.

The Vanuatu National Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2003

30.

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2003

31.

The Road Traffic (Control) (Amendment) Act 2003

32.

The Appropriation (2004) Act 2003

33.

The Supplementary Appropriation (2003) Act 2003

34.

35.

The Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (Ratification) Act 2003 [Assent: 18/12/2003 Commencement: 03/11/2008]

36.

37.

The Maritime (Conventions) Amendment Act 2003

38.

The Betting (Control) (Repeal) Act 2003

2004

1.

The Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Act 2004

2.

Vanuatu Maritime Authority (Amendment) Act 2004

3.

Immigration (Amendment) Act 2004

4.

Referendum Act 2004

5.

The Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2004

6.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2004

7.

The Debits Tax (Repeal) Act 2004

8.

The Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2004

9.

The Labour (Works Permits) (Amendment) Act 2004

10. 

The Supplementary Appropriation (2004) Act 2004

11.

The Land Leases (Amendment) Act 2004  [Assent: 30/12/2004 Commencement: 27/12/2006]

2005

1.

The Appropriation (2005) Act 2005

2.

3.

The Official Salaries (Amendment) Act 2005

4.

Parliament (Membersí Expenses and Allowance) (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 01/01/2005

5.

Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 29/08/2005

6.

Casino Control (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 24/07/2005

7.

World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 05/09/2005

8.

Gaming (Control) (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 24/07/2005

9.

Labour (Work Permits) (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 29/08/2005

10. 

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 31/08/2005

11.

Comprehension Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 31/08/2005

12.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 31/08/2005

13.

Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 31/08/2005

14.

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 31/08/2005

15.

Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 06/01/2006

16.

Multi Lateral Treaty on Fisheries and Related Amendments (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 19/09/2005

17.

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Tuna Stocks and other Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005   Commencement: 19/09/2005

18.

Parliament (Administration) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 27/03/2006

19.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 24/07/2005

20.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 24/07/2005

21.

Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 12/09/2005

22.

Immigration (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 29/08/2005

23.

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 26/09/2005

24.

Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Treaty (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 29/08/2005

25.

Protocols to Amend the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 26/09/2005

26.

Convention for the Unification of certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 26/09/2005

27.

Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of detection (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 14/07/2005 Commencement: 26/09/2005

28.

Financial Transactions Reporting (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 24/02/2006

29.

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 24/02/2006

30.

The Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 24/02/2006

31.

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 24/02/2006

32.

The National Language Council Act 2005 (Gazetted in Ordinary Gazette No. 11 of 2006)
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 10/04/2006

33.

The Road Traffic (Control) (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 27/12/1989

34.

Vanuatu Tourism Office (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 24/02/2006

35.

The Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 05/06/2006

36.

The Unit Trusts Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2006 Commencement: 05/06/2006

37.

The protected Cell Companies Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 05/06/2006

38.

The Mutual Funds Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 05/06/2006

39.

The Prevention of Fraud (Investments) (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 05/06/2006

40.

The Equal Remuneration Convention (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 03/07/2006

41.

The Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 03/07/2006

42.

The Minimum Age Convention (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 03/07/2006

43.

Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005  Commencement: 01/03/2007

44.

The Seafarersí Identity Documents (Revised) Convention (Ratification) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 03/07/2006

45.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 01/01/2006

46.

The Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 01/01/2006

47.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 01/01/2006

48.

Church of Melanesia (Vanuatu) Trust Board Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 7/08/2006

50.

Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 20/02/2006

51.

Vanuatu Agriculture College Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 24/02/2006

52.

Appropriation (2006) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 01/01/2006

53.

Supplementary Appropriation (2005) Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 01/01/2006

54.

The Insurance Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 5/06/2005

55.

Fisheries Act 2005
Assent: 30/12/2005 Commencement: 27/03/2006

2006

1.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 24/04/2006    Commencement: 01/01/2006

2.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 25/04/2006    Commencement: 01/01/2006

3.

Export Duties (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 25/04/2006    Commencement: 01/01/2006

4.

Forced Labour Convention (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 24/04/2006     Commencement: 7/08/2006

5.

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 24/04/2006     Commencement: 7/08/2006

6.

Right to organize and Collective Bargaining Convention (Ratification) 2006
Assent: 24/04/2006     Commencement: 7/08/2006

7.

Worst forms of Child Labour Convention (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 24/04/2006     Commencement: 7/08/2006

8.

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 24/04/2006     Commencement: 7/08/2006

9.

Millenium Challenge Compact between the United State of America acting through The Millennium Challenge Corporation and The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 13/04/2006     Commencement: 20/04/2006

10. 

Correctional Services Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 7/08/2006

11.

Prisons (Administration) (Repeal) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 28/08/2006

12.

Police (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 28/08/2006

13.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2006

14.

Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 12/02/2007

15.

Judicial Services and Courts (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 12/02/2007

16.

Suspension of Sentences (Repeal) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 12/02/2007

17.

Island Courts (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 12/02/2007

18.

Financial Transactions and Reporting (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 28/08/2006

19.

Export Duties (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 02/10/2006

20.

Vanuatu Agriculture Development Bank Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 11/09/2006

21.

Postal Services (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 11/09/2006

22.

Road Traffic (Control) (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent:17/07/2006     Commencement: 11/09/2006

23.

National Council of Chiefs Act 2006
Assent: 17/07/2006     Commencement: 11/09/2006

24.

Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 30/11/2006     Commencement: 05/02/2007

25.

Penal Code (Amendment) Act  2006
Assent: 12/12/2006    Commencement: 01/03/2007

26.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed Conflicts (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 05/02/2007

27.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 05/02/2007

28.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 05/02/2007

29.

Island Courts (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 05/02/2007

30.

Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 29/01/2007

31.

Constitution of The Asian-Pacific Postal Union (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 29/01/2007

32.

Protocol Amending the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 29/01/2007

33.

Pacific Islands Air Services Agreement (PIASA) (Ratification) Act 2006
Assent: 12/12/2006     Commencement: 29/01/2007

34.

Telecommunication (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 30/11/2006     Commencement: 01/12/2006

35.

Land Lease (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 18/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

36.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

37.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006        Commencement: 01/01/2007

38.

Excise Tax (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

39.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 22/01/2007

40.

Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

41.

Road Traffic (Control) (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

42.

Appropriation (2007) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

43.

Supplementary Appropriation (2006) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

44.

Parliament (Membersí Expenses and Allowances) (Amendment) Act 2006
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 01/01/2007

45.

International Companies (Amendment) Act
Assent: 28/12/2006     Commencement: 22/01/2007

2007

1.

Vanuatu Agriculture College (Amendment) Act 2007

2.

Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 10/07/2007 Commencement: 14/01/2008

3.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2007

4.

Vanuatu National Training Council (Amendment) Act 2007

5.

Land Leases (Amendment) Act 2007

6.

Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion )Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 10/07/2007 Commencement: 23/03/2009

7.

Decentralization and Local Government Regions (Amendment) Act 2007

8.

Vanuatu National Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 01/01/2008

9.

Government Proceedings Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 25/03/2008

10. 

Aviation Security Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 25/02/2008

11.

Utilities Regulatory Authority Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 11/02/2008

12.

Multilateral Treaty on Fisheries Amendments (Ratification) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 25/02/2008

13.

Correctional Services (Amendment) Act 2007
Commencement: 18/02/2008

14.

Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 18/02/2008

15.

Telecommunications (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 6/12/2007 Commencement: 10/12/2007

16.

Waigani Convention (Ratification) Act  2007
Assent: 6/12/2007 Commencement: 10/12/2007

17.

E-Business (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 11/02/2008

18.

The Agreement Establishing the Melanesian Spearhead Group (Ratification) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 15/05/2008

19.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 01/01/2008

20.

Customs (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 11/02/2008

21.

Expenditure Review and Audit (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 11/02/2008

22.

The Vanuatu Maritime Authority (Repeal) Act 2007
Assent: 31/12/2007 Commencement: 01/01/2008

23.

Seasonal Employment Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 04/02/2008

24.

Road Traffic (Control) (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 11/02/2008

25.

Export Duties (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 14/01/2008 Commencement: 17/03/2008

26.

Appropriation (2008) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 01/01/2008

27.

Supplementary Appropriation (2007) Act 2007
Assent: 24/12/2007 Commencement: 01/01/2008

28.

Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2007
Assent: 31/12/2007 Commencement: 01/01/2008

2008

1.

Government Remuneration Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2008

2.

Government (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

3.

Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) Consolidated Amendments (Ratification) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 23/06/2008

4.

Public Finance and Economic Management (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 23/06/2008

5.

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 23/06/2008

6.

Agreement Establishing the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (Ratification) Act 2008

7.

Kava Act 2008
Assent: 31/12/2002 Commencement: 22/09/2008

8.

Public Prosecutor (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 30/06/2008

9.

Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Technical Centre (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

10. 

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 29/09/2008

11.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Ratification) Act 2008
Assent: 11/06/2008 Commencement: 23/06/2008

12.

Shipping (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 04/08/2008

13.

Maritime (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 28/09/2009

14.

Registration of United Kingdom Patents (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

15.

Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

16.

Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

17.

Personal Property Securities Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

18.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

19.

Tobacco Control Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 16/02/2009

20.

Privately Financed Airport Infrastructure Projects Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 04/08/2008

21.

Preservation of Sites and Artifacts (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 11/05/2009

22.

Foreign Service Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 29/09/2008

23.

Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 29/09/2008

24.

Parliament (Membersí Expenses and Allowances) (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 30/06/2008

25.

Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities (Ratification) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 23/06/2008

26.

Judicial Services and Court (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 30/06/2008

27.

Leaders (President, Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Council of Chiefs) Entitlement (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 12/06/2008 Commencement: 07/07/2008

28.

Family Protection Act 2008
Assent: 22/12/2008 Commencement: 2/03/2009

29.

Government (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 02/01/2009 Commencement: 23/02/2009

30.

Road Traffic (Control) (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 02/01/2009 Commencement: 23/02/2009

31.

Employment (Amendment) Act 2008
Assent: 8/06/2009 Commencement: 26/10/2009

2009

1.

Maritime (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 6/10/2009

2.

Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 18/05/2009

3.

Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 18/05/2009

4.

5.

Companies (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 04/05/2009

6.

Bills of Sale (Amendment) Regulation Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 04/05/2009

7.

8.

Government Contracts and Tenders (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 04/05/2009

9.

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 04/05/2009

10. 

Framework Agreement on the Provision of Concessional Loan between the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Government of the Peopleís Republic of China (Ratification) Act 2009
Assent: 1/04/2009 Commencement: 20/04/2009

11.

E-Government Project Government Concessional Loan Agreement (Ratification) Act 2009
Assent: 1/04/2009 Commencement: 20/04/2009

12.

The Public Finance and Economic Management (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 1/04/2009 Commencement: 01/01/2009

13.

The Supplementary Appropriation (2008) Act 2009
Assent: 1/04/2009 Commencement: 01/01/2009

14.

The Appropriation (2009) Act 2009
Assent: 1/04/2009 Commencement: 01/01/2009

15.

Public Finance and Economic Management (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/04/2009 Commencement: 18/05/2009

16.

Supplementary Appropriation (2009) Act 2009
Assent: 23/07/2009 Commencement: 27/07/2009

17.

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 23/07/2009 Commencement: 10/08/2009

18.

Vanuatu Agriculture Development Bank (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 23/07/2009 Commencement: 10/08/2009

19.

Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 23/07/2009 Commencement: 10/08/2009

20.

Passports Act 2009
Assent: 23/07/2009 Commencement: 17/08/2009

21.

Interpretation (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 9/11/2009

22.

Concessional Loan Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Export-Import Bank of China for the Purchase of Y12 Aircrafts (Ratification) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

23.

Law Reform (Contract Law) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 9/11/2009

24.

Civil Status (Registration (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 9/11/2009

25.

Incorporated Cell Companies Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 9/11/2009

26.

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Ratification) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

27.

Food (Control) (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 9/11/2009

28.

Law Reform (Civil Liability) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 9/11/2009

29.

Insurance (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

30.

Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulation Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 27/11/2009

31.

Telecommunications (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 27/11/2009

32.

Protected Cell Companies (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

33.

Employment (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 26/10/2009

34.

Personal Property Securities (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 23/04/2009

35.

Supplementary Appropriation (2009) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

36.

Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

37.

Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 19/10/2009 Commencement: 16/11/2009

38.

The Foundation Act 2009
Assent: 22/01/2010 Commencement: 28/04/2010

39.

The Offshore Limited Partnerships Act 2009
Assent: 22/01/2010 Commencement: 28/04/2010

40.

The Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/01/2010 Commencement: 28/04/2010

41.

Passports (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 22/01/2010 Commencement: 25/03/2010

42.

Import Duties (Consolidation) Act 2009
Assent: 31/12/2009 Commencement: 1/01/2010

43.

Excise (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 31/12/2009 Commencement: 1/01/2010

44.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2009
Assent: 31/12/2009 Commencement: 1/01/2010

45.

Appropriation (2010) Act 2009
Assent: 31/12/2009 Commencement: 1/01/2010

2010

1.

Interpretation (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 02/03/2010 Commencement: 17/09/2010

2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010
Assent: 15/07/2010 Commencement: 17/09/2010

3.

Vanuatu Law Society Act 2010
Assent: 15/07/2010 Commencement: 17/09/2010

4.

Government Proceedings (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 15/07/2010 Commencement: 17/09/2010

5.

Supplementary Appropriation (2010) Act 2010
Assent: 22/06/2010 Commencement: 30/06/2010

6.

Maritime Zones Act 2010
Assent: 18/06/2010 Commencement: 18/06/2010

7.

8.

Company and Trust Services Providers Act 2010
Assent: 11/06/2012    Commencement: 06/09/2012

9.

10. 

Credit Unions Amendment Act 2010
Assent: 15/07/2010 Commencement: 11/08/2010

11.

International Companies Amendment Act 2010
Assent: 15/07/2010 Commencement: 11/08/2010

12.

Vanuatu Financial Services Commission Amendment Act 2010
Assent: 15/07/2010 Commencement: 11/08/2010

13.

Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 28/03/2011

14.

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Ratification) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 14/03/2011

15.

United Nations Convention Against Corruption (Ratification) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 14/03/2011

16.

Supplementary Appropriation (2010) Act 2010
Assent: 05/11/2010 Commencement: 08/11/2011

17.

Immigration Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 07/02/2011

18.

Utilities Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 24/01/2011

19.

Vanuatu Chamber of Agriculture Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 07/02/2011

20.

21.

22.

Police (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 17/01/2011

23.

Municipalities (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 28/02/2011

24.

Decentralization (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 07/02/2011

25.

Employment (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 07/02/2011

26.

Minimum Wage and Minimum Wages Board (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2011 Commencement: 28/02/2011

27.

Ozone Layer Protection Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 24/01/2011

28.

Environmental Management and Conservation (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 24/01/2011

29.

Import Duties (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 28/12/2010 Commencement: 01/01/2011

30.

Excise (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 28/12/2010 Commencement: 01/01/2011

31.

32.

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 28/12/2010 Commencement: 01/01/2011

33.

Parliament (Members' Expenses and Allowances) (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 30/12/2010 Commencement: 01/01/2011

34.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 19/01/2011

35.

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 17/01/2011 Commencement: 19/01/2011

36.

Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Ratification) Act 2010

37.

Import of Goods (Control) (Amendment) Act 2010
Assent: 28/12/2010 Commencement: 10/01/2011

2011

1.

Public Service (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 17/08/2012    Commencement: 23/08/2012

2.

Customary Land Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 23/08/2011    Commencement: 05/09/2011

3.

4.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Ratification) Act 2011
Assent: 15/09/2011    Commencement: 17/10/2011

5.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 15/09/2011    Commencement: 24/10/2011

6.

Supplementary Appropriation (2011) Act 2011
Assent: 15/09/2011    Commencement: 16/09/2011

7.

8.

9.

10. 

11.

Excise (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 20/12/2011    Commencement: 01/01/2012

12.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 20/12/2011    Commencement: 01/01/2012

13.

Customs (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 20/12/2011    Commencement: 01/01/2012

14.

Patents (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 20/12/2011    Commencement: 06/02/2012

15.

Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 20/12/2011    Commencement: 01/01/2012

16.

17.

Passports (Amendment) Act 2011
Assent: 02/12/2011    Commencement: 06/12/2011

18.

19.

Protocol on the Accession of Vanuatu (Ratification) Act 2011
Assent: 11/06/2012    Commencement: 03/07/2012

20.

Appropriation (2012) Act 2011
Assent: 20/12/2011    Commencement: 01/01/2012

2012

1.

2.

3.

4.

Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum (Ratification) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

5.

Parliament (Member's Expenses and Allowances) (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 26/04/2012    Commencement: 30/04/2012

6.

Agreement Amending for the Second Time the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (Ratification) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 11/06/2012

7.

Prevention of Fraud (Investments) (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

8.

9.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/12    Commencement:  25/06/2012

10. 

Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 26/04/2012        Commencement: 30/04/2012 (date published in the Gazette)

11.

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 31/07/2012

12.

Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 31/07/2012

13.

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

14.

15.

16.

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Ratification) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/12    Commencement:  02/07/2012

17.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/12    Commencement:  25/06/2012

18.

Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

19.

Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

20.

Excise (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

21.

International Companies (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/05/2012    Commencement: 02/07/2012

22.

Public Finance and Economic Management (Amendment) Act 2012
Assent: 30/08/2012    Commencement: 31/08/2012


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