This page will keep you updated on Customs news:

  • 22 April 2024 – RLA status and Customs codes can now be requested on the SARS Online Query System (SOQS)
    You can now request your RLA status and Customs code from the SARS Online Query System(SOQS):

  • 13 February 2024 – Trade Facilitation Index (TFI)
  • 1 February 2024 – Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement

    The AfCFTA is a free-trade area, outlined in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. The AfCFTA is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organisation. On 31 January 2024, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition launched the implementation of the start of preferential trade by South Africa. For more information, see the letter to Trade.

  • 24 January 2024 – 13th deferment payment at the end of the 2023/2024 financial year
    A reminder to all Customs clients who are deferment account holders to kindly adhere to the 13th deferment payment requirements, which becomes due by end of the financial year, 28 March 2024. For more information, see the letter to Trade here.