Customs

Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures

03/08/2020

Kindly take note of the following: 3 August: Beitbridge border post (Zimbabwe) will be closed from 14:00 to 20:00 today. SAAFF Communication - 03 August
Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures

03/08/2020

Kindly take note of the below: 2 August: Richards Bay office closed until further notice.1 August: Jeppes Reef border post (Swaziland) has been reopened SAAFF
SARS Customs: The use of registration code 70707070

31/07/2020

Please see attached: SARS-Customs-The-use-of-registration-code-70707070Download SAAFF Communication - 31 July 2020
Carbon Tax Act

31/07/2020

Please see attached: Carbon-Tax-ActDownload SAAFF Communication - 31 July 2020
DALRRD Support Services for Phytosanitary Certification

31/07/2020

Please see attached: DALRRD-Support-Services-for-Phytosanitary-CertificationDownload SAAFF Communication - 31 July 2020
Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures

31/07/2020

Please take note of the following: 30 July: Oshoek border post (Swaziland) closed until further notice 31 July: Jeppes Reef border post (Swaziland) closed until
Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures

30/07/2020

Please note the below information pertaining to the temporary closure and operationalisation of Border posts. We also encourage that you regularly visit the SARS Customs
Surety Bonds: Excise

29/07/2020

The amendments relate to  Excise activities with certain exclusions viz: Clause 1. c)  iii) Customs Bonds as this is dealt with in document SC-SE-05 Clause
Updates on Customs branches, ports, borders etc. closures:

29/07/2020

Kindly note the operational status of the following SARS Customs offices: 29 July: Golela border post (Swaziland) closed until further notice28 July: Nakop border post (Northern
SARS Systems Maintenance -Friday 31 July 2020

29/07/2020

Members should note the caution expressed with regard to CUSRES messages. Please note, there will be systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 31 July 2020,
SARS: Carbon Tax

29/07/2020

Members may want to assist their clients in dealing with the carbon tax levy as per the attached update. CARBON-TAX-STAKEHOLDER-LETTER-Carbon-Tax-Licensing_Final-signed-1Download SAAFF Communication - 29 July
NRCS: Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances Project - Private Sector Strategy Intro Webinar - 4 August 2020

28/07/2020

Kindly note that this relates to the previous post, 3rd attachment. Members may want to advise clients of the upcoming virtual meeting. Please see attached
NRCS: Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA) Project - Private Sector Strategy Introduction Webinar

28/07/2020

Members who have clients in the energy efficient lighting and appliances industries may be interested in participating in the attached information sharing event. Draft-AgendaDownload FINAL-EELA-FlyerDownload
ITAC: Office Closure - 27 July 2020

27/07/2020

Kindly see attached: Alert-ITAC-office-closure-27-July-2020Download SAAFF Communication - 27 July 2020
Customs and Excise Updates

27/07/2020

Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures: Kindly be informed that Nakop Border Post is closed with immediate effect due to a positive Covid
Customs and Excise Branch Operational Updates

24/07/2020

Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures: 24 July: Mahamba border post (Swaziland) closed until further notice24 July: Vioolsdrift border post (Namibia) closed until
SARS: Tariff Amendments

24/07/2020

The rate of duty on sugar classified in TH1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 has increased in terms of the variable tariff formula. A safeguard
SARS Systems Maintenance: Friday 24 July

23/07/2020

Please note, there will be systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 24 July 2020, from 18h00 to 20h00. The maintenance will affect Declaration Processing [DPS]
Border Management Authority Act 2 of 2020

22/07/2020

The BMA Act is attached for your attention please. Whilst we submitted extensive comment at the Bill stage we have always supported a co-ordinated approach
Customs and Excise Updates

22/07/2020

Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures: 22 July: Van Rooyenshek border post (Lesotho) has been reopened SAAFF Communication - 22 July 2020
NRCS: Electro-Technical Industry Association Briefing Online Meeting (MICROSOFT TEAM)

21/07/2020

Please see attached: NRCS-Electro-technical-Industry-Association-Briefing-Online-Meeting-MICROSOFT-TEAMDownload EE-Database-rollout-Announcement-to-industry-07.2020-1Download SAAFF Communication - 21 July 2020
Customs and Excise Updates on Customs Branch, Ports, Borders closures

21/07/2020

Please note that the Van Rooyenshek border post (Lesotho) is closed until further notice. We encourage that you regularly visit the SARS website Customs &
Update: Carbon Tax Licensing

21/07/2020

Please refer to the attached letter regarding licensing for Carbon Tax. Further information can be found on the SARS Carbon Tax website. Queries can be
Updates on Customs Branch, Ports, Borders etc. Closures

20/07/2020

Kindly take note as per below: 18 July: Groblersbridge Port is closing this evening at 19:00 and reopening 19 July at 06:00 in the morning
SARS Durban Albany House Closure

16/07/2020

Please see attached: SARS-Durban-Albany-House-ClosureDownload SAAFF Communication - 16 July 2020
State Warehouse Lists: July 2020

16/07/2020

Kindly see attached list for your information and attention: State-Warehouse-ListsDownload State-Warehouse-SC-CW-01-02-A20-Customs-Weekly-List-of-Unentered-Goods-External-TableDownload SAAFF Communication - 16 July 2020
SARS: Temporary Closure of Lebombo Border Post

15/07/2020

Kindly note the below communication received from SARS. Please note that the Lebombo border post will be closed shortly following a positive Covid-19 case. All
Excise: Licensing and Registration - Special Conditions under Rebate Item 621.08 for the duration of the National State of Disaster

15/07/2020

Please see attached: Excise-Licensing-and-Registration-Special-conditions-under-Rebate-Item-621.08-for-the-duration-of-the-National-State-of-DisasterDownload SAAFF Communication - 15 July 2020
SARS Systems Maintenance Friday, 17th July 2020

15/07/2020

 Please note, there will be systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 17 July 2020, from 18h00 to 20h00. The maintenance will affect Declaration Processing [DPS]
World Customs Organization: Updated Covid - 19 HS Equipment List

14/07/2020

Members are aware that ITAC has called for comment on amended guidelines for the possible issuing of certificates under Rebate Item 412.11 (a). SAAFF commented
Draft Tariff Amendments: Implementation of the Automotive Production and Development Program Post 2020

10/07/2020

Phase 2 of the APDP, attached, has been posted by ITAC for comment within 4 weeks of the Notice. The attached Draft Tariff Amendments should
Port Health Services: OR Tambo International Airport

08/07/2020

Kindly note that Port Health Services for OR Tambo International Airport will be provided by Port Health, City Deep. Please contact Thandiwe - 011 613 5522,
Updated: SARS Registration Licensing and Designation

08/07/2020

Please see attached: SC-CF-19-Registration-Licensing-and-Designation-External-Policy-2Download Updated-SARS-Registration-Licensing-and-DesignationDownload SAAFF Communication - 08 July 2020
Update: SARS External Policy Tariff Classification

08/07/2020

An interesting insertion is that SARS clients who are accredited as preferred traders can request priority treatment in respect of applications for tariff determinations. Note
Updated List of Prohibited and Restricted Exports and Imports

08/07/2020

Kindly note the export permit requirements in respect of face shields classified in TH3926.90.43, face masks classified in TH63.07 excluding cloth face masks and respiratory
ITAC: Suspension of Exports of certain Ferrous and Non-Ferrous scrap and waste metal

06/07/2020

The notice in effect determines that no ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap of a kind listed in the schedule attached hereto may be exported
ITAC: General Communication -Termination of Certain Definitive Anti-dumping Duties

06/07/2020

Members are aware that any definitive anti-dumping duties are terminated after a period of five years from the date of imposition, unless the authorities determine,
International Trade Administration Commission: Sun-set review: Anti-Dumping Duty on stainless steel sinks

06/07/2020

Members should note that interested parties must submit comment within 30 days of the date of the Notice. Please see attached: gg43495-2020-GEN_nn364Download SAAFF Communication -
Updates: Petroleum product account, Electricity generation and Diamond Export Levies

03/07/2020

The attached notification will be of interest to those Members who provide services to clients in the local petroleum and electricity generation industries and those
Namibia: Clearing and Forwarding Instruction

01/07/2020

We have, courtesy of a member, been made aware of clearing instruction requirements issued by the Namibian Customs and Excise Directorate. Please address any questions
Customs and Excise Escalation Process

01/07/2020

Members should note that with immediate effect all first time escalations must be directed to C&E-Escalations@sars.gov.za. Please also note that SARS will not respond to
SARS: Systems Maintenance -Friday 3 July 2020

30/06/2020

Please note, there will be systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 3 July 2020, from 18h00 to 20h00. The maintenance will affect Declaration Processing [DPS]
Excise: External Policy: Bonds for Carbon Tax and Tobacco Leaf Dealers

30/06/2020

Please see attached: SE-BON-02-Bonds-External-PolicyDownload SAAFF Communication - 30 June 2020
Registration of Excise Clients: Tobacco Leaf Traders

30/06/2020

Please see attached: SE-LR-03-M01-Completion-of-DA185-External-ManualDownload SAAFF Communication - 30 June 2020
SARS Doringkloof -STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT - 11 June 2020

29/06/2020

The meeting was conducted via WEBEX the first “virtual” meeting with a SARS regional office! The issues that are concerning relate to the backlog in
ITAC: Review - Provisions and Guidelines for Disaster Management Relief under Rebate Item 412.11

25/06/2020

Kindly note the very short timeline for submission of comments by 29 June 2020. Whilst comment may be submitted directly to ITAC it would be
Systems Maintenance at SARS on Friday, 26 June 2020, from 18h00 to 20h00.

24/06/2020

Please note, there will be systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 26 June 2020, from 18h00 to 20h00. The maintenance will affect Declaration Processing [DPS]
National Treasury: Carbon Tax Act: Certain Trade Exposure Allowances

24/06/2020

Kindly see attached: gg43451-2020-GOV_nn690Download SAAFF Communication - 24 June 2020
ITAC: Initiation of a Sunset Review of the Anti-dumping duties on CLEAR FLOAT GLASS AND DRAWN GLASS

24/06/2020

Kindly note that the return date for comment on the sunset review of the glass originating in or imported from India and China is 30
International Trade Administration Commission: Initiation of a Safeguard Investigation on increased Imports of certain sections of Iron and Non-Alloy Steel

24/06/2020

Members who have clients importing products classified in tariff heading 7216.31, 7216.32, 7216.33, 7216.40, 7216.50 and 7228.70 should note the return date for comment is
Updated Customs Facilities Code List - 23.06.2020

24/06/2020

Please find an updated Customs Facilities Code List, as follows: CustomsCodeLists-23-June-2020Download SAAFF Communication - 23 June 2020
Scam Alert

23/06/2020

Kindly see attached and take note of the scam currently in circulation. It is false and should be reported as junk mail immediately. IMG-20200622-WA0036Download SAAFF
UPDATE: TPT & TFR NAVIS Changes: Alignment with SARS CUSRES and CUSCAR EDI messaging

19/06/2020

Kindly be informed of the proposed changes and updates to the Navis system to comply with SARS Customs requirements in respect of CUSRES and CUSCAR
PSET Public Commentary required by SAAFF - 2 July 2020

18/06/2020

Please see attached: NPC-2020-Post-School-Education-and-Training-PSET-Trends-towards-2030Download Kindly send commentary to Debbie Moodley - dmoodley@saaff.org.za by latest, 02 July 2020. SAAFF Communication - 18 June 2020
Update: External Policy: Reporting of Conveyances and Goods

18/05/2020

Please see the attached document re the reporting of the Conveyances & Goods. SC-CC-38-Reporting-of-Conveyances-and-Goods-External-PolicyDownload SAAFF Communications - 18 May 20
Customs & Excise Rule Amendments: Payments by cheque restricted to not more than R50 000.00

27/04/2020

Please see below: ​24 April 2020 New! ​GG.43245 R.474 ​Amendment to rule under section 120 to amend Rule 120.12 to restrict payments by cheque to an amount of no more
REQUESTS FOR DUTY DEFERMENT PAYMENT RELIEF - 17 Apl 20

17/04/2020

Please see the attached letter from SARS 17 Apl 2020 Deferment-payment-relief-or-extensions-v2-17-04-2020Download SAAFF Communications - 17 Apl 20
SARS systems maintenance: Friday 17 April 2020

16/04/2020

Please note, change in times for systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 17 April 2020, from 16h00 to 18h00. The maintenance will affect Declaration Processing
Covid-19 - SOP for Business importing Critical Supplies under Rebate Item 412.11 - 9 April 20 - Ver 2.00

11/04/2020

Please see the attached document - the SOP for Business importing Critical Supplies under Rebate Item 412.11 - 9 April 2020 Ver 2.00 Covid-19-SOP-for-Business-importing-Critical-Supplies-under-Rebate-Item-412.11-9-April-20-Ver-2.00Download SAAFF
Rebate Item 412.11

09/04/2020

Please see the attached document which may be of assistance to our members. Covid_19_PPT_VS2Download SAAFF Communications - 9 Apl 2020
SARS: CARBON TAX ROADSHOWS

09/04/2020

Please see the attached letter - Carbon Tax Roadshows have been postponed until further notice. COVID-STAKEHOLDER-LETTER-CARBON-TAX-ROADSHOWS-POSTPONED-UNTIL-FURTHER-NOTICE-finalDownload SAAFF Communications - 9 Apl 2020
Non Essential Letter

09/04/2020

Please see the example of a Non Essential letter to be written on a company letterhead and signed by the CEO. NON-ESSENTIAL-LETTERDownload SAAFF Communications -
SARS Systems Maintenance - 17 April 2020

07/04/2020

Please note, there will be systems maintenance at SARS on Friday, 17 April 2020, from 18h00 to 20h00. The maintenance will affect Declaration Processing [DPS]
SARS OR Tambo De- group RIB process flow 6 Apl 20

06/04/2020

Please see the attached documents SAD500-RIB-new-procedure-20190609Download SAD500-RIB-new-procedure-20190609Download SAAFF Communications - 6 Apl 2020
Transportation of Cargo (COVID-19) Amendment of Regulations 11(B)(1)(a)(iii) to the Disaster Management Act, 2002)

06/04/2020

Please see the Customs Practice Note - Transportation of Cargo (COVID-19) Transportation-of-Cargo-practice-note-06042020-SARSDownload SAAFF Communications - 6 Apl 2020
CUSTOMS OR TAMBO Acquittals

05/04/2020

Kindly note the correct email address for acquittals is ortiaacquittals@sars.gov.za SAAFF Communications - 5 Apl 2020
Rebate item 412.11 Customs duty and vat exemption.

05/04/2020

Members should note the daily updates posted by SARS on www.sars.gov.za. under the heading: dealing with SARS during the Lockdown tap on: 7. CUSTOMS and
COVID 19 Tax Measures

31/03/2020

Whilst members may have received the attached notices relating to tax measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic it is never the
Reminder: SARS Contact details for Urgent matters

30/03/2020

Kindly note the reminder from SARS Customs regarding the escalation procedures during lockdown. Remember to follow the escalation procedures, as outlined in the Customs correspondence
Disaster Mgmt Act 2020 Amendments of Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) Gazette no 43168 No R 419 dated 26 March 20

27/03/2020

Please see the attached document relating to Amendments of Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2) Gazette no 43168 No R 419 dated 26
Covid19 Update on Details of Operations during lockdown - 26 Mar 20

26/03/2020

SARS - please see the attached letter from SARS dated 25 March 2020 re the Impact of Conoravirus on Trade and the positioning of Neighbouring
12-13th Deferments Payment at the end of the Financial Year 2019-2020(002)

25/03/2020

Whilst we appreciate SARS' effort to limit any negative impact on trade it should noted that members who have planned to settle their 13th deferment
SARS Customs Tariff Amendment: Reduction in the rate of duty on wheat and wheaten flour and reduction in the rate of duty on sugar

03/03/2020

SARS-Customs-Tariff-Amendment-Reduction-in-the-rate-of-duty-on-wheat-and-wheaten-flour-and-reduction-in-the-rate-of-duty-on-sugarDownload SAAFF Communications - 3 March 2020
SARS Customs Draft Rule Amendment relating to ships and aircraft stores consumed in the Republic

03/03/2020

Kindly note the return date for comment 13th March 2020. Please read the attached document, SARS-Customs-Draft-Rule-Amendment-relating-to-ships-and-aircraft-stores-consumed-in-the-RepublicDownload SAAFF Communications - 3 March 2020
Amendment to Schedule 1 paragraph 8 of the VAT Act -

03/03/2020

The exemption of value-added tax under paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 of the VAT Act Item 412.09/00.00/01.00 does not apply to goods lost, destroyed or
Awareness: Provisional Payments lodged in relation to Safeguard duty: Section 57A of the Customs and Excise Act,91

03/03/2020

Members are familiar with the customs procedure where provisional payments are lodged relating to safeguard duty. Section 57A.4 (see extract) determines that if the time
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