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What are Internal Administrative Appeals (IAA)? If anyone does not agree with the decision of a Customs officer, they should firstly approach that officer’s immediate supervisor in order to clarify the decision in question and resolve any uncertainties. Should the matter not be resolved in this way, the person may institute a formal internal […]

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Customs Offices and Contacts

All telephone calls to Customs offices will now be routed automatically to the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277. This process has been 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 […]

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Current Surveys, SMSs and Emails

[…] click here. Dear Trader The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is conducting a survey to measure your experience with Trade Facilitation Indicators (TFIs) that are administered by Customs and Excise Division. The survey seeks to measure the extent to which Customs and Excise Division is effective and efficient towards trade facilitation across the following […]

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[…] oil, natural gas and their derivatives and other liquids and gases transported through cross-border pipelines as well as electricity transmitted through cross-border transmission lines. In order for Customs to safeguard any revenue due to the State and ensure compliance with national legislation, the importer must declare to Customs what they have brought into the […]

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What is Valuation? Customs values are set by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) valuation code, which involves six valuation methods.   The GATT Agreement on customs valuation has been accepted by all major trading countries.   The Valuation Agreement prescribes six methods of valuation which must be applied in strict hierarchical […]

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[…] Schedule 1 – Consequential amendments to item 498.00 as a result of the changes requested by the Minister of Trade and Industry to Schedule No. 4 to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 Regulation R.723 Note:Also refer to Tariff Amendments 2015 for Notices R.722 and R.724 amending Schedule No. 4 in this regard 9 February 2016 See […]

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Customs Payments

What’s New? 9 November 2020 – Update on the discontinuation of cheques Banks are discontinuing cheques as a payment method. The last date for SARS Customs payments made at a SARS port of entry per cheque will be on or before Sunday 13 December 2020 and for all other SARS payments, it will be on or before Thursday, 31 […]

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VAT Connect Issue 5 (September 2015)

[…] and exports – The administration of certain rules regarding the import and export of goods from South Africa required some alignment between the VAT Act and the Customs and Excise Act. During 2014 the customs and excise legislative framework was fundamentally restructured by the introduction of the new Customs Control Act, 2014 and the […]

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Taxpayer and Trader Education

[…] the common Audit findings? 7 July 2022 – Registration, Licensing and Accreditation (RLA) webinar SARS hosted a webinar with the theme of the onboarding of all existing Customs clients including cargo reporters (RCG). If you have missed the webinar, see the recorded session here of see the presentation: RLA – Onboarding of Customs Clients. […]

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Duties and Taxes

What are Customs Duties and Taxes? Customs duties are imposed by the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964. They are levied on imported goods with the aim of raising revenue and protecting the local market. They are usually calculated as a percentage of the value of the goods (set in the schedules to […]

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