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[…] Transit ShedsThe airport transit shed operator is either the airline operator or another agent acting on behalf of the airline to store the goods until released by Customs. Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)ADR is a form of dispute resolution other than litigation, or adjudication through the courts. It is less formal, less cumbersome and less adversarial […]

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New Customs Legislation FAQs

1. Why modernise customs law? In an ever changing and complex international, regional and national environment, Customs plays a critical role in supporting Government’s programmes to promote economic growth, job creation and social cohesion.   The Customs and Excise Act, 1964, has not kept pace with the changing focus of customs work or with the […]

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Draft Documents for Public Comment

[…] trust, as well as specific anti-avoidance rules designed to prevent misuse or abuse of those provisions. Date published: 22 February 2022 [email protected] 27 June 202212 June 2022 Customs & Excise Act, 1964 Draft Amendment to Schedule The draft amendment is proposed to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 to the Customs and Excise Act […]

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Customs Connect Issue 4 (August 2013)

Welcome to Customs Connect – your electronic newsletter that will provide you with the latest news and information on Customs Modernisation and related matters. We hope you enjoy the read and that you will find the information helpful. To read our newsletter below, click on each heading to expand the corresponding article. Key Modernisation […]

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What’s new in Customs & Excise?

  Customs   Excise 17 August 2021 – Invitation to Customs SMME Traders and Travellers WebinarDear Traders and Travellers, SARS invites you to a comprehensive Customs SMME Traders and Travellers Clearance Procedures webinar  which aims to increase compliance  in accordance with Customs Clearance Procedures. Customs SMME Traders and Travellers are required to understand clearance procedures […]

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All telephone calls to Customs offices are routed automatically to the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277. This process was introduced at SARS offices around the country in order to offer clients improved tracking and tracing of queries, as well as a single telephone number or point of contact, ensuring that your call will always […]

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High Court: 2022-2020

[…] purposes – applicable principles of statutory interpretation – certain VAT rulings referred to but not analysed 6 May 2022 Sasima Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd v CSARS (59288/2021) Customs & Excise Act, 1964 Customs and Excise: applicant seeking interim relief that a truck registered in and on its way to Botswana be released from SARS’s […]

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Corona Virus – COVID 19

Latest on the impact of COVID-19 on SARS Useful links: For Tax relief measures only for COVID-19, click here. For Customs relief measures only for COVID-19, click here. Apply for Small Business Relief through the Department of Small Business Development. Apply for UIF through the Department of Employment and Labour. For a list of […]

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Customs Bills History

[…] The area Preparation of Legislation will give you access to current Bills; and current Acts (including the Amendment Acts) can be found under Primary Legislation. The rewrite process of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 started as a result of a ministerial decision and the first Draft Bills were released for comment in 2009. You can follow the […]

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Customs and Excise

Welcome to Customs & Excise SARS’s Customs division plays an integral role in facilitating the movement of goods and people entering or exiting the borders of the Republic. See the Customs Branch contact details or if you need to escalate beyond branch offices, please email [email protected]   The Excise division facilitates the levying of duties […]

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