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Update on Advance Import Payments

Update on Advance Import Payments

3 December 2021 – A further update on the Advance Import Payments (AIP) initiative.  The new AIP Guide and Policy were published:

The Customs Trader Portal for Registration and Licensing of Customs Clients Guide was updated with AIP information: SC-IT-03 – RLA Customs Trader Portal – External Guide.

The SF-CF-55 – Clearance Declaration Policy was also updated with AIP information. The importer receives a unique APN reference number assigned by SARS and communicates it to the authorised dealer and inserts it on the Customs Clearance Declaration (CCD) in the additional information field as prescribed in SC-CF-55-A01 i.e. the Annexure  ‘SC-CF-55-A01 – Completion of Declarations  – External Annex.

For more information, see the Advance Import Payments webpage.

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