ALL FAQs

Who can apply for PT Accredited client status?
Rules 64E.12 states that only a registered importer or exporter may apply to partake in level two (2) of the Accreditation Programme.

Can Clearing agent/broker apply for PT Accreditation status?
No, at this stage it is only applicable for Importers and Exporters that should partake in the program, clearing agent/brokers will partake on the next level.

How can clients apply for PT Accreditation status?
Clients must complete the DA 186(Application for Customs and Excise Accredited Client Status) as well as SC-CF-06-A1 (Request for Information and Self-Assessment) and submit it to nearest SARS Customs Branch Offices.

What is the fee for applications?
No fee will be levied.

Who can sign DA186?
It must be signed by a Director, Partner or Trustee in the business. If the signatory is not a Director, Partner or Trustee in the business, a letter of authority must accompany the application.

Where can we submit DA186 application form?
Applications should be submitted to the nearest SARS Customs Branch Offices which are: •Cape Town Office - P 166, Sanlam Building, 15th Floor, 22 Hans Strydom, Cape Town;

What is the purpose of the System Questionnaire?
It provides the PT Auditors with the necessary information for a preliminary review of the company’s operating procedures and business systems.

How can clients apply for PT Accreditation status?
Clients must complete the DA 186(Application for Customs and Excise Accredited Client Status) as well as SC-CF-06-A1 (Request for Information and Self-Assessment) and submit it to nearest SARS Customs Branch Offices which are:

What happens if I do not meet the qualifying criteria and am unsuccessful?
The Customs Relationship Manager/Regional Audit Manager – Preferred Trader may be approached to obtain advice and to establish the procedures required to initiate a compliance improvement initiative.

What is the Compliance Improvement Program?
It is program for those clients who do not qualify in terms of the Accreditation criteria or continue to fail to meet the Accreditation criteria required.

What is the role of The Customs Relationship Manager/Regional Audit Manager (CRM)?
A CRM will be allocated to all successful applicants who have been awarded level two (2) accreditation status and will also assist new applicants on accreditation applications and engagement with clients.

What is the criterion to prove sufficient Customs Knowledge ito Rule 64E.13?
The person employed by the applicant who will be responsible for the accredited clients requirements must first pass a competency assessment test administered by the Commissioner.

Are there any assessments that you need to write in order to qualify for the program?
The accreditation Rules require that the person employed by the applicant who will be responsible for the accredited client requirements, must, before being employed in that capacity, pass a test administered by the Commissioner.

What are the requirements applicants must meet in order to apply for Preferred Trader status?
•Appropriate record of compliance; •Record keeping, computer, accounting or logistical system; •Sufficient customs knowledge; •Sufficient financial resources.

What is the SC-CF-06-A01?
It is the Accreditation Request for information and self-assessment application document. The client completes the document in its entity and performs a self-assessment in terms of the requirements.

What source documents required proving sufficient financial resources?
Audited financial statements for the past three years.

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