Trade Agreements

SARS administers a number of trade agreements or protocols or other parts or provisions thereof, and other international instruments, in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, which are enacted into law when published by notice in the Gazette.

The full texts of these types of agreements are contained in Schedule No. 10 to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 and contain the following:

  • Treaty of the Southern African Development Community and Protocols concluded under the provisions of Article 22 of the Treaty (SADC Treaty & Protocols)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United States of America regarding Mutual Assistance between their Customs Administrations (AGOA)
  • Southern African Customs Agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Swaziland (SACU)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the People's Republic of China on promoting Bilateral Trade and Economic Co-operation (MOU with People's Republic of China)
  • Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States and the SACU States (EFTA)

Other trade agreements, such as the trade agreement between the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), as well as the trade agreement between the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and Malawi, although they are not included in Schedule No. 10, have been added to this collection for ease of reference.

 

 

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