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Restrictions on foreign exchange dealers

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Authorised Foreign Exchange Dealers

As required under Regulation 3 of the Foreign Exchange Control Regulation 2000, the authority to conduct foreign exchange business in Tonga is restricted to persons who have been authorised by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga wishes to inform the general public that the license of Melie-Mei-Langi Co. Ltd has been revoked and is no longer authorized to conduct foreign exchange business.

Members of the public are encouraged to report to the National Reserve Bank of Tonga any person or business that is advertising or providing foreign exchange services but are not authorized dealers or authorized restricted dealers.

A person who commits an offence against these regulations shall be liable on conviction
1.    In the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding TOP$20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years;
2.    In the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding TOP$200,000

For further details please contact:

National Reserve Bank of Tonga
Telephone: (676) 24 057; Fax (676) 24 201;
Email:  nrbt [at] reservebank [dot] to;
Website: www.reservebank.to

Official Press Release 14 July 2015

Fanongonongo

Ko kinautolu kuo fakamafai‘i ‘e he Pangike Pule Fakafonua ‘a Tonga ke nau ma‘u Laiseni ki he Fetongi Pa‘anga Muli

Fakatatau ki he Tu’utu’uni 3 ‘o e Ngaahi Tu’utu’uni (Fakatonutonu) ki he Pule’i ‘o e Fetongi Pa’anga Muli 2000, ko e mafai ke fakalele ha kautaha fehu’aki pa’anga ‘oku fakangatangata ia kia kinautolu kuo fakamafai’i ‘e he Pangike Pule Fakafonua ‘o Tonga.

‘Oku fanongonongo atu foki ke fakatokanga’i ange ‘e he kakai ‘o e fonua kuo kaniseli ‘a e laiseni ‘o e kautaha Melie-mei-Langi Co. Ltd pea kuo ‘ikai ke fakamafai’i ke toe fetongi pa’anga muli.         

‘Oku kole atu heni ki he kakai ‘o e fonua ke mou lipooti mai ki he Pangike Pule ha taha pe kautaha ‘oku nau tu’uaki pe fakahoko ‘a e fakafetongi pa’anga muli kae  ‘ikai ke fakamafai’i.
Ka ‘i ai ha taha te ne fai ha hia ‘i he ngaahi tu’utu’uni ni kuo pau ke ne mo’ua ‘o ka halaia –
1.    Kapau ko ha taha fakafo’ituitui ki ha mo’ua pa’anga ‘e ‘ikai laka hake ‘i he $2,000 pe ngaue popula ‘o ‘ikai laka hake ‘i he ta’u ‘e 3;
2.    Kapau ko ha sino fakakautaha, ki ha mo’ua pa’anga ‘e ‘ikai laka hake ‘i he $200,000.

Ki ha ngaahi faka’eke’eke kataki ‘o fakafetu’utaki ki he:

Pangike Pule Fakafonua ‘o Tonga
Telefoni: (676) 24-057
Fax: (676) 24 201
Meili ‘Elekitolonika:  nrbt [at] reservebank [dot] to
Peesi ‘Initaneti: www.reservebank.to

Fanongonongo, 14 Siulai 2015