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.

The Excise division facilitates the levying of duties on certain locally manufactured goods as well as on their imported equivalents.
 
During the lockdown period, for any escalations pertaining to a specific Customs branch or to make a branch appointment, see
the Customs Branch contact details. If you need to escalate beyond branch offices, please email [email protected]
 

Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures:

  • 22 January 2021 - Mahamba port closed at 14:00 and will reopen tomorrow.
  • 20 January 2021 - Groblersbridge port will close from 19:00 and will reopen tomorrow at 06:00.
  • 16 January 2021 - Oshoek closed at 14:30 and will reopen today at 18:30.
  • 15 January 2021 - Mahamba port has closed and will reopen today at 18:00
  • 15 January 2021 - Oshoek port has closed and will reopen today at 12:30.
  • 14 January 2021 - Mahamba port closed at 17:00 and will reopen tomorrow at 7:00.
  • 13 January 2021 - Beitbridge PAX (passenger) area reopened at 22:00.
  • 13 January 2021 - Beitbridge PAX (passenger) area will be closed until further notice. The Cargo area remains open for commercial goods.
  • 11 January 2021 - Groblersbridge port will close at 18:00 and reopen tomorrow at 6:00.
  • 10 January 2021 - Oshoek port closed at 16:30 and will reopen at 20:30.
  • 7 January 2021 - Mananga port is closed and will reopen tomorrow, 8 January, at 7:00.
  • 6 January 2021 - Skilpadshek port is reopening tomorrow, 7 January, at 6:00.
  • 6 January 2021 - Lebombo port has closed at 17:30 and will reopen at 22:30.
  • 6 January 2021 - Golela port has closed and will reopen at 14:30.
  • 6 January 2021 - Skilpadshek port closed today until further notice.
  • 5 January 2021 - Oshoek port closed at 15:15 and will reopen at 19:15.
  • 4 January 2021 - Groblersbridge port will be closing at 16:00 and will reopen on 5 January at 6:00.
  • 3 January 2021 - Groblersbridge port has closed from 17:00 and will reopen on 4 January at 6:00.
  • 3 January 2021 - Oshoek port has closed and will reopen at 14:30.
  • 2 January 2021 - Groblersbridge port has closed from 16:00 and will reopen on 3 January at 6:00.
  • 31 December 2020 - Lebombo port has closed and will reopen at 13:00.
  • 31 December 2020 - The Jeppes Reef port has closed and will reopen at 12:00.
  • 29 December 2020 - The Groblersbridge post has closed from 17:00 and will reopen on 30 December at 6:00.
  • 29 December 2020 - Mahamba border post has reopened.
  • 28 December 2020 - Mahamba border post is closed until further notice.
  • 28 December 2020 - Groblers Bridge has reopened.
  • 27 December 2020 - Groblers Bridge has been closed, we will advise as soon as it reopens.
  • 18 December 2020 - The network issues at Oshoek Border Post have been resolved.
  • 17 December 2020 - Please be advised that there are currently network issues at the Oshoek Border Post.
    Our technicians are looking into the matter and you are advised to check this site regularly for more updates.
  • 14 December 2020 - Lebombo border has reopened.
  • 14 December 2020 - Lebombo border is closed until further notice.
  • 11 December 2020 - Groblersbridge will be closed from noon to 15:00 today.
  • 09 December 2020 - Oshoek border post (eSwatini) will be closed from 13:00 – 16:00 today.
  • 03 December 2020 - The road between Zeerust and Kopfontein border post is open.
  • 02 December 2020 - Mahamba border post (eSwatini) has reopened.
  • 02 December 2020 - The road between Zeerust and Kopfontein border post is closed until further notice.
 
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  • 19 August 2020 - Payment deferment extension periods: Excise Duty

    SARS Excise Alcohol and Tobacco Licensees are notified about the latest payment deferment extension periods due to restrictions on the sale of these products under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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