The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) Permit also known as an Import Permit, is generally required whenever the product being imported is “used” or “second-hand” goods. Even refurbished goods are considered second-hand and therefore are subject to the production of an Import Permit. This information on whether the goods are used or second-hand or not... View Article
The difference between temporary export and Return & Repair (R&R) is that the temp is the same equipment returning to ZA the R&R is the broken item needing repair. It is important to remember that both return to ZA. For more information on Return & Repair click here.
A temporary export is a shipment or commodity that is sent out of ZA for a temporary time period with the intent of the shipment being returned to ZA within the prescribed period. Examples would include surveillance equipment, testing equipment, exhibition or trade shows or for a company completing a project outside of ZA. There... View Article
A permanent export is an item or commodity that is sent out of ZA with no intent to return back to ZA.
Commercial invoice: Note ZA Customs do not accept proforma invoices –whether you use a commercial or proforma invoice has no bearing or impact on the duty liability. Nor is it accepted practice to allow the wording of “no customs value” The commercial invoice is used specifically for Customs procedures and contains important information regarding the... View Article
It is mandatory for importers and exporters to provide their clearing agents with clearance instructions for EVERY formal clearance in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964. A copy can be downloaded from here.
Typed Commercial Invoice containing the following information:* Serial Number or Part Number of the item contained* If there is no serial or part number then a full resolution colour photograph (This is to prove that it is the same item being returned back to South Africa) It needs to have an Exporters Code Clients can... View Article
Yes, the limitation applies to both imports and exports combined, maximum declared value under ZAR 150 000 per shipment.
All private individuals without an importer/exporter code are now allowed to: Import or export any number of consignments up to an annual total combined threshold of R150 000 No individual shipment limitations apply provided total annual threshold is not exceeded
Hand-written Clearing instructions are accepted. Commercial invoices must usually be typed – hand written commercial invoices are accepted by customs but subject to potential delays.