Assessment is the process by which cargo needs to be cleared by Customs and the applicable duties
and VAT paid by the Customs client.
With the recent move away from paper-based towards electronic processing, most transactions between trade and Customs take place via Electronic Data Interchange
Also, certain requirements need to be undertaken when goods are conveyed in transit
between South Africa and other countries.
Current legislation and policy require specific documents to be endorsed, which could entail the completion of required fields on a form such as findings of an examination, date stamping and signing. To see which documents and under which circumstances, click here.