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Service Charges Revision, Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries

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Further to regular review of Government Service Charges and subsequent to the Gazette No.27 of Monday 25 October 2010, the Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries wish to respectfully notify the public and valued clients of the following amendments to the following regulations;

i. Incorporated Societies (Amendment) Regulations 2010;
ii. Industrial Property (Amendment) Regulations 2010;
iii. Business License (Amendment) Regulations 2010; and
iv. Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

The public and valued clients are kindly requested to contact the nearest office of the Ministry of
Labour, Commerce and Industries for the detail of the above revision and effective dates.

[Tongan Translation]

FANONGONONGO
Hiki ki he Ngaahi Totongi Ngaue, Potungaue ‘a e Kakai, Fefakatau’aki, mo e Ngaahi Ngaue’anga

Fakatatau ki he ngaahi hiki angamaheni ki he totongi ngaue ‘a e Pule’anga, pea ‘I he lava hono Kasete Fika 27 ‘o e ngaahi Tu’utu’uni Fakatonutonu ‘I he ‘aho Monite, 25 ‘Okatopa 2010, ‘oku fanongongo atu mo e loto faka’apa’apa mei he Potungaue ‘a e Kakai, Fefakatau’aki mo e Ngaahi Ngaue’anga, ke fakatokanga’I ange mu’a ‘a e hiki ki he ngaahi totongi ngaue ko eni ‘o kau ki ai ‘a e;

i. Tu’utu’uni Fakatonutonu ki he Ngaahi Sosaieti Fakataautaha 2010;
ii. Tu’utu’uni Fakatonutonu ki he Ngaahi Koloa ‘a e Kautaha 2010;
iii. Tu’utu’uni Fakatonutonu ki he Ngaahi Laiseni Pisinisi 2010; pea mo e
iv. Tu’utu’uni Fakatonutonu ki he Ngaahi Kautaha 2010.

‘Oku fakatangi atu ai heni ki he kakai pea mo kinautolu kotoa pee kau pisinisi ‘oku mou ngaue’aki ‘a e ngaahi ngaue ni ke mou fetu’utaki hake ki he va’a ofi taha ‘o e Potungaue ‘a e Kakai, Fefakatau’aki pea mo e ngaahi Ngaue’anga, ke ma’u atu mei ai ‘a e fakaikiiki ki he ngaahi tu’utu’uni fakatonutonu ni, pea mo e ‘aho ‘oku kamata mei ai.

Ministry of Labour, Commerce
28 October 2010.

New Petroleum Prices for July-August 2011 Effective Monday 18th July 2011

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The Competent Authority has approved the new petroleum prices for July-August 2011 to be effective from Monday 18th July 2011 and therefore wish to notify the public accordingly.

2. Retail price for all products have decreased compared to the price for June-July 2011. The retail price for July-August 2011 for Petrol is decreased by 10.88 seniti to $2.79 per litre (equivalent to 3.7% reduction), followed by Kerosene by 6.98 seniti down to $2.25 per litre (equivalent to 3.0% reduction), and Diesel have decreased by 6.68 seniti to $2.88 per litre (equivalent to 2.3% reduction).

Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries
18 July 2011.

New Petroleum Prices for Effective from Monday 18th April 2011

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The Competent Authority has approved the new petroleum prices for April-May 2011 to be effective from Monday 18th April 2011 and therefore wish to notify the public accordingly. Retail price for all products have increased significantly compared to the price for March-April 2011. The retail price for April-May 2011 for Diesel leads the increase by 18 seniti to $ 3.07 per litre, followed by Kerosene at 16 seniti to $2.45 per litre, and Petrol have increased by 13 seniti to $ 2.93 per litre. Petroleum prices for April-May 2011 are mainly determined by the movement of FOB prices in the Singapore market based on March 2011 average prices of the daily published Means of Platts Singapore (MOPS) benchmark prices.

The significant increase in April-May 2011 price is attributed to political instability in the petroleum supply countries putting pressure on the oil market, unstable situation in Libya thus pushed the prices up by US$10-US$15/bbl, increase petroleum demand especially from Asian developed countries and the United States. On average, crude prices rose by about US$10/bbl higher in March than in February 2011. Freight cost from last month remains steady whilst the value of Tongan Pa`anga has weakened against US dollar a little (0.6%) in March 2011, therefore adding to the upward price pressure.

Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries
15 April 2011

FANONGONOGO TOTONGI TEKISI FAKATAIMI

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‘I hono ngaue’aki ‘a e mafai kuo foaki ‘e he Kupu 5 ‘o e Lao ki hono Pule’I ‘o e Totongi Koloa mo e Totongi Ngaue, kuo fokotu’u ai ‘e he Komiti Pule Fe’unga ‘a e totongi tekisi fo’ou fakataimi ke hiki ki ai ‘a e totongi tekisi. Ko e totongi fakataimi ‘eni ka e hoko atu ‘a e ngaue ki hono fakalelei’I fakalukufua e founga moe totongi totonu ‘o kau ki ai mo e tukunga fakahoko ngaue ki he ngaahi tekisi.

Ko e totongi tekisi fo’ou ko ‘eni ‘e kamata ngaue’aki ia mei he ‘aho Monite 18 ‘Epeleli, 2011.

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‘Oku fakatangi atu ‘a e Potungaue ki he tokoni ‘a e kakai ‘oku nau ngaue’aki ‘a e ngaahi tekisi,
ke mou fakapapau’I ‘oku ngaue’aki ‘a e ngaahi totongi ni, ‘aki hono lipooti mai ha totongi hala,
kau ki ai ‘a e fika mo e hingoa ‘o e faka’uli, ki he Potungaue Ngaue ‘a e Kakai, Fefakatau’aki mo
e Ngaahi Ngaue’anga pe ki he fika telefoni 23688, pe ko ho’o a’u tonu mai pe ki homau ‘ofisi ‘i
he tuliki ‘o e Hala Salote mo e Hala Tupoulahi, ‘i Kolofo’ou.
Potungaue ‘a e Kakai, Fefakatau’aki mo e Ngaahi Ngaue’anga
‘Aho 15 Tisema 2010.

New LPG Prices for Tongatapu and Vava`u Effective from Monday 18th April 2011

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The Competent Authority Committee has approved the new LPG prices for April 2011 to be effective as from Monday 18th April 2011 and therefore wish to notify the public accordingly.

There is a significant increase in LPG Price for Tongatapu and Vava`u compared to the price last approved by the Competent Authority in September 2010. The new wholesale price for LPG for Tongatapu is T$3,971/tonne and the retail price is $4.41/kilogram. The wholesale price have increased by $237/tonne and the retail price have increased by $0.24 seniti per kilogram.

LPG prices for April 2011 are mainly determined by the movement of Saudi-Contract prices during November-December 2010 as others has not changed. The increase in the Saudi contract has been marginally offset by a slightly stronger exchange rate. Tonga Pa’anga to US dollar has improved by 4% average of the last quarter.

The Ministry is also conducting the annual review of the LPG pricing template involving the main supplier of LPG products to Tonga and Homegas Limited. The review is expected to increase the level of scrutiny of the costs that feed into prices, and the long term trend of LPG Gas, and adjust regulatory arrangements to drive efficiency in its regulation by the Authority.

Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries
15 April 2011