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Glossary A-M

[…] Sheds The 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 […]

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Draft Documents for Public Comment – Due Date Passed

[…] on or after that date. This guide discusses these amendments. Date published: 30 March 2023   3 May 2023 Due date extended to 12 May 2023   Customs & Excise Act, 1964 Draft Schedule Amendments Draft amendment to Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 – Insertion of Note 14 and refund item 670.05/00.00/01.00  Comments […]

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Glossary N-Z

[…] definitions contained herein. N Nairobi convention The expression commonly used to refer to the International Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance for the prevention, investigation and repression of Customs offences adopted by the Customs Co-operation Council in Nairobi in 1977.   National budget The projected revenue and expenditure that flows through the National Revenue Fund. […]

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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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What’s new in Customs & Excise?

What’s New Archive: Customs   Excise 14 October 2022- Customs: Temporary solution for over carried cargo In light of the Transnet strike and the increasing movement of over carried cargo, all shipping lines and traders need to be aware of the temporary solution for over carried cargo under the provisions of Section 40(3)(a)(i)(C) to the […]

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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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High Court: 2022-2020

[…] be built on in the next two years.   2022 Date of Delivery Parties Involved Applicable Legislation Keywords/Summary 7 December 2022 Glencore International AG v CSARS (34490/2021) Customs & Excise Act, 1964 Customs: Review application of the Commissioner’s decisions to regard the applicant’s goods diverted in terms of section 18(3) of Act 91 of […]

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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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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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Registration, Licensing and Accreditation

[…] Code List – External Annexure 16 March 2023 – Accessing Registration, Licensing and Accreditation on eFiling You can now view a tutorial video on how to access Customs, Registration and Accreditation on eFiling. 7 December 2022 – RLA Trader/Taxpayer Representative (TTR) Solution System rollout SARS launched a new self-service automated system in 2020 to […]

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