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Media Release Archive 2010

Joint SARS Customs and SAPS operations leads to arrest of Johannesburg couple – 13 January 2010 Johannesburg, 13 January 2009 – A joint operation between South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs and the South African Police Service (SAPS) resulted in the arrest of a Johannesburg couple suspected to have been in possession of endangered […]

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Customs Sufficient Knowledge

CSK has been put on hold until the New Customs Acts are operationalised in the future. What’s New? 19 October 2018 – Mandatory submission of Electronic Cargo Reports: Reporting Penalties 14 September 2018 – Reporting of Conveyances and Goods (RCG): Withdrawal of General Code 12 September 2018 – Update on Go-Live of Reporting of […]

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[…] export goods from South Africa. Such nominated ‘registered agent’ must assume full liability for the acts of a foreign principal in relation to any business activity with Customs. To see how exports work, click here. If the applicant is a foreign entity: He / she must nominate a registered agent using a DA 185 […]

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Small Businesses – Traders and Travellers

[…] New? 5 October 2023 – SMME Traders Connect Newsletter Edition 2 The SMME Traders Connect Newsletter edition 2 is now available.  In this edition we focus on Customs Administered Incentives. There are several SARS incentives administered by Customs which may benefit SMME Traders. We plan to put a special spotlight on these incentives individually, […]

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Rules to the Customs control and duty acts, 2014 Workshop held on the Draft Deferment Rules to the Customs Duty Act, 2014​ SARS held a workshop on 11 October 2017 to discuss the comments received on the Draft Deferment Rules.   SARS presentation: Comments received on the Draft Deferment Rules Workshop held on the Draft Rules in terms […]

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VAT Connect Issue 17 (December 2023)

[…] uncertainty regarding the amount of input tax that can be deducted by a vendor (principal or importer) when a clearing agent makes an error in calculating the customs duty and VAT on an importation of goods which results in an overpayment of customs duty and VAT. In particular, this situation may arise when the […]

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Tariff Amendments 2018

The Tariff Amendments are made in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 by Notice in the Gazette. The Notices are arranged according to the publication date and grouped in the different years of issue, which can be accessed on the black navigation pane above. The implementation date has been indicated in bold where […]

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What’s new 17 April 2020 – Requests for duty deferment payment relief What is it? Customs duties and VAT are payable in accordance with  Section 39(1)(b) at the time of importation. Existing registered or licensed Customs clients may apply to defer the payment of Customs duty and VAT for a period of up to […]

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Special Economic Zones

[…] that the IDZ complies with the framework regulating SEZs in terms of the SEZ Act, 2014, within three (3) years of commencement of the SEZ Act, 2014. Customs controlled areas An SEZ or any part thereof may be designated as a Customs controlled area.  There may be more than one (1) Customs controlled area […]

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Traders and Travellers Connect Edition 2

  Welcome to another edition of the SMME Traders’ Connect. This online publication was specially created to provide clarity and certainty to Customs and Excise SMME traders through information and knowledge sharing to make it easier for Traders to meet their compliance obligations. In this series of our publications, we will focus on Customs […]

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