Invoice Declarations

Trade Agreements (to which Invoice Declarations relate) are a topic on their own. One agreement which may be specified on the commercial invoice (in lieu of using a Certificate as proof) for preferential duty purposes is the EU (European Union) Trade Agreement. This agreement was established between the EU and certain countries in the SADC (Southern African Development Community).

Invoice Part Payments

This is a classical error I’ve seeing made in the past.

Some suppliers have an uncanny way of making reference to advance payments on an invoice inconspicuous and hard to find. One would typically read that the total value on the invoice resembles a 30% advance payment found at the lower end of the invoice in very fine print.

Blank Invoices

The penal provisions for importing or producing blank invoices going forward will be much different to the past.

About 18 years ago I was participating in practical Customs training for passenger baggage searches. The training was based at JIA (Johannesburg International Airport), now ORTIA (OR Tambo International Airport).