The Customs Hub
The Customs Hub provides expert Customs consulting services to all Importers, Exporters and Customs Clearing Agents in South Africa.
Our clients approach us seeking solutions on Customs Licensing and Registrations, Tariff Determinations / Rulings, Rebate and Bond Store Management, Duty Reduction Applications, Penalty Appeals, Refund and Drawback Applications and Customs Training. We also cater for Monthly Retainer Agreements for prolonged service offerings.
With our 25 years of direct industry experience, we have a professional but pragmatic approach to technical Customs issues, yielding real results. We deal with SMME’s and Large Corporate Enterprises covering basic Customs administrative issues, and complex Customs solutions on a project basis.
Our Core Focus
The Customs Hub operates throughout South Africa specialising in the South African Customs legislation in particular, the Customs & Excise Act, administered by the South African Revenue Services.
We are particularly adept at Customs policy and procedures and are capable of consulting in all areas of Customs. These include imports, exports, cross border trade, rebate stores and bond stores, refunds, rebates and drawbacks, licensing and registrations, transit goods, and Customs clearance procedures. It includes the Customs tariff, valuations and rules of origin.
We also perform duty reduction applications to ITAC (International Trade Administration Commission) and Rebate applications for manufacturing and non-manufacturing concerns. This includes applications to SARS Customs.
How We Operate
Our clients consult with us remotely via e-mail and video conferencing and occasionally require an on-site presence to conduct on-site audits.
We have built up a portfolio of clientele throughout South Africa who consult with The Customs Hub on an Ad Hoc or Retainer basis. These include both SMME’s and Large Corporate Enterprises operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban.
The Customs Hub (Pty) Ltd is a registered taxpayer and is VAT registered. We are capable of complying with any vendor onboarding procedures required by large companies. We have a large Professional Indemnity cover giving you peace of mind.
How We Got Started
The Customs Hub was started by Graeme Lennie (MBA, NMU) in 2008 on account of regular Customs enquiries received from clients.
Graeme worked for SARS Customs for 12 x years during which time he amassed a deep understanding of Customs policy and procedures. Thereafter Graeme worked for a large multinational Clearing & Forwarding Agent for 10 x years. There, he fulfilled the role of Customs Manager, managing a large Customs team servicing the automotive and general business sectors. He also served as Chairman and Director for SAAFF (South African Freight Forwarders Association) occupying the role of Director: Customs for a number of years.
Our goal is to become the leading independent Customs Consulting company in South Africa.