It is the DHL Express Fee for the use of DHL’s bond facility with Customs. The Receiver is able to pay Customs through DHL instead of arranging their own clearance, bonds, cash or credit line directly with SARS. The service enables a faster clearance of imported goods requiring formal custom clearance.
Once payment has been allocated, clearance begins with the submission of the accepted draft clearance to Customs. Response time from SARS remains variable and could take anything between 2 hours to 5 working days, this lead time can also be affected by the nature of unprecedented queries and/audits.
For Account customers, the incorrect details are usually as a result of incorrect data loaded onto the DHL Clearance system and/or amendments in the customer’s company profiling that needed to be communicated to DHL by means of a DHL Clearing Instruction. This can be amended by completing the DHL Clearing Instruction Form and attach it... View Article
You can register as a local Importer with SARS by clicking here. You can register as a local Exporter with SARS by clinking here.
VAT is presently levied at the standard rate of 15%. To calculate VAT on imported goods, the Added Tax Value (ATV) needs to be determined first. This is done as follows : (Customs Rand Value (On date of exchange) + 10% thereof + (any non-rebated duties levied on the goods) = [ATV] x 15% (... View Article
The Shipment Arrival Notification is also a Pro-Forma Invoice which is issued because the charges listed are only an estimation. A final Tax Invoice is issued once the shipment is cleared and will be delivered to you either by hand (for Cash Customers) or electronically (for Account Customers).
Customers can pay by clicking on the Online Payment Portal link on the Shipment Arrival Notification sent by e-mail from DHL. In addition, a text message will be sent to the customer’s mobile phone number ( if the mobile phone number is supplied), containing the URL that would direct the customer to the Payment Portal.
I want to open an account so I can export goods from South Africa and/or import goods into South Africa.
Please contact our call centre on 0860 345 000
If you are a Cash Customer, this would have been attached on the physical shipment on delivery. To request another copy please call 0860 345 000. If you are a DHL Account holder, please log into your “MyAccount” DHL link in order to retrieve all copies relating to your shipment. For support on MyAccount please... View Article
Registration as a Customs Client is mandatory if: A customer Imports/Exports goods of a combined value that exceeds ZAR 50 000.