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Declaring Imports in SA
Goods may enter the Republic and be declared through one of these processes:
  • home consumption i.e. direct entry into SACU countries (duty is paid on importation or under rebate / relief from duties under specific circumstances / conditions);
  • warehousing (pending payment of duty or re-export)
  • transit / in bond movements within the country or through South Africa be...
Tips For First Time Importers


Before you can partake in importing, you need to register as an importer through which you will receive an importers code. Once you have this code, you will be able to import goods into your country legally.


When importing, certain documents are necessary to ensure a smooth and safe transition of goods. The most important document you nee...