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:

  • 27 October 2020 - Groblersbridge Border Post has reopened.
  • 26 October 2020 - Groblersbridge 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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