On 15 July 2022, The South African Revenue Service (SARS) notified the public that the ongoing Industrial action would impede its operations. As a result, temporary contingency measures relating to the authentication and authorisation of SADC certificates of origin for cargo exported from South Africa have been instituted.

Temporary Arrangement Options

  • Traders who are currently unable to process their SADC certificates at land borders can submit them for authentication and approval at their local Customs district office.
  • Traders can alternatively opt to export their goods and pay the general duty rates prescribed at the country of destination (importing country) in relation to the goods. In such instances, SARS will issue retrospective SADC certificates to present to the importing country, thus enabling importers to claim refunds at a later stage.

Need to know more? Contact us at info@xa.co.za

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