We help companies with Customs Tariff and Tariff Determinations, Customs Value Enquiries, Origin &Trade Agreements, and Rebates, Refunds & Drawbacks of Duty. We also help companies to manage their Industrial and General Rebate Stores. We service our clients on an Ad-Hoc or Retainer basis which includes:
We provide expert advice on import or export product tariff classification . We conduct tariff appeals against adverse decisions made by SARS Customs. These may include TDN (Tariff Determinations) and formal appeals procedures at regional or national levels.
We provide expert advice on import or export Customs valuation matters. These include commercial invoice values, dutiable and non-dutiable charges, and profit sharing agreements between related suppliers. We also conduct VDN (Value Determinations) and appeals procedures.
Origin and Trade Agreements
We provide expert advice on import or export matters pertaining to Country of Origin. Origin involves general Customs Rules, and Rules for Trade Agreements (i.e. SACU, SADC, EURO, and EFTA). We also conduct Origin Determinations and origin appeals procedures.
Refunds, Rebates and Drawbacks of Duty
We assist clients to identify Customs Rebate, Refund and Drawback opportunities. Whether you are a Forwarding & Clearing Agent or an Importer or Exporter, we will analyse your import goods, manufacturing and re-export procedures with a view to optimise Customs duty structures.
Types of Drawbacks:
- Specific Drawbacks (Products which are specifically catered for)
- General Drawbacks (Any goods used in the manufacture of other goods for export)
- Return to Supplier (Re-exported to supplier in same condition, i.e. faulty goods)
- Re-Export for Trade Purposes (No market in South Africa, sold abroad or to Africa)
- Abandonment (to Customs) or Destruction (Under Customs Supervision)
- Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories
- Motor Vehicles
- Environmental Levy (Plastic bags, lamps, motor vehicle CO2, tyres)
- Health Promotional Levy (Sugary beverages)
Penalty Appeal Procedures
We assist clients to minimise risk and save costs by responding to penalties issued by SARS Customs. These may involve initial Letters of Intent issued via correspondence or EDI, as well as Letters of Demand. We assist with appeals procedures at regional and national levels.
Customs Compliance & Optimisation
Compliance Reviews involve analysing Customs procedures and documentation related thereto in order to identify compliance risk and to reduce costs. Optimisation Studies involve analysing the Customs supply chain in order to ensure that any or all Customs benefits are identified and implemented.
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