New customs legislation for South Africa

Hapag container ship

Please note that as of April 20th, 2018, manifest details for all containerized cargo arriving in South Africa will need to be reported to customs authorities (South African Revenue Service - SARS) no later than 24 hours prior to container loading. 

This regulation is applicable only for containerized cargo discharged at South African ports, including all transshipment cargo. 

To view the complete announcement from SARS, please click here.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the BDP Compliance Team.