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​​PROHIBITED, RESTRICTED AND COUNTERFEIT GOODS

What are Prohibited and Restricted goods? The main difference between prohibitions and restrictions is that: prohibited goods are never allowed to enter or exit South Africa under any circumstances restricted goods are allowed to enter or exit South Africa only in certain circumstances or under certain conditions, for example on […]

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Logistics partner for your business

One of the key challenges when choosing a logistics partner is to know which company will perform best in times of crisis, something that can only really be tested when the pressure is on. Because logistics is so susceptible to outside influences such as adverse weather conditions, advanced planning between […]

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CUSTOMS EXTERNAL STANDARD DEFERMENT

Customs allows clients to partake in the Customs deferment arrangement by deferring the payment of Customs duty and VAT for a period of up to thirty (30) days Customs duties and VAT are payable in accordance with Section 39(1)(b) at the time of importation. b) However, payment may be deferred […]

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MMCS: Your materials management partner

MMCS handles material management with its advanced IT and skilled staff, to effectively deliver cost efficient solutions for businesses. When we talk about  materials management, it’s the portion of supply chain management that starts once the demand forecast is complete. Materials management encompasses procurement, transportation, and inventory management of the […]

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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE (IDZ)

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE (IDZ) South Africa’s broad economic policy includes schemes designed to encourage and promote international competitiveness in the country’s manufacturing sector. This is set out in government’s Economic Programme of Action, where Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) are created in order to encourage increased levels of foreign direct investment […]

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SADC rules of origin

SADC rules of origin

SADC Rules of Origin: These are the cornerstone of the SADC intra regional trade and serve to prevent non-SADC goods from benefiting from the preferential tariff treatment offered under the trade regime. It is therefore important for traders to fully understand the provisions of the rules if they are to benefit […]

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Chemicals that are controlled by international conventions

Customs clearing agent for both imports and exports

Chemicals that are controlled by international conventions are the responsibility of various government departments. This has resulted in the formation of the National and Multi-Stakeholder Committee on Chemicals Management. Request for Information on Chemicals Produced, Used, Imported and Exported by South Africa The Department of Environmental Affairs requests information on […]

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CHINA GROWTH SLOWING AND THE CONSEQUENCES

Chinese exports have been slowing in the last couple of years (and subsequently the Chinese economy as a whole) and it has had several consequences for importers. The first major effects were in August 2015, when the People’s Bank of China allowed the Yuan todevalue almost 2%. This had a lot […]

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Rebate or drawback of the customs duty

In instances where a product is not produced or insuciently produced
domestically or not produced in the required specifications as an
industrial or agricultural input for certain critical applications, a customs
duty waiver can be provided, allowing for exemption of duty on products
for which detailed separate tari lines are impracticable for tari
administration purposes.

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Items not allowed in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe’s introduction of strict import controls led to a blockade and protests at the Beitbridge border post on Friday and travellers are still being advised to exercise caution if planning a visit to the area for work or leisure. Planned protests are expected on Wednesday, 6th July 2016. […]

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Keep trying

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
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PROHIBITED, RESTRICTED AND COUNTERFEIT GOODS

Many importers and exporters struggle to differentiate between prohibited & restricted goods. It’s crucially important that you understand what these categories mean and represent, if you are into import & export. If in double please contact SARS or MM Cargo Services or your clearing agent. The main difference between prohibitions […]

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SADC certificates of origin

South African exporters selling goods to other Southern African countries may be eligible to receive SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) certificates. These certificates state that the exported goods were either wholly or partly manufactured in South Africa. A SADC certificate gives an exporter a great competitive advantage as there is […]

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Dangerous goods

What is Dangerous Goods Dangerous goods (also referred to as Hazardous Cargo) means the substances, materials and articles that are covered by the IMDG Code and is cargo that is considered to be hazardous because of its flammable, corrosive, poisonous nature or other properties.. IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) […]

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South Africa downgrade

Downgrade Threat Drives South African Companies From Bond Market By Xola Potelwa – 31 May 2016, 9:07:21 AM As South Africa braces for a credit-rating downgrade, the nation’s companies are finding the bond market an unfriendly place. Corporate bond sales in the second quarter have slumped 15 percent from a […]

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Product sourcing services

We have invested in product sourcing and we carefully compare sources before we choose which one is suitable for your product needs. We have already spent that time for you on this, so you don’t have to.

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