Duty Refunds and Drawbacks

We determine if a client or their company may qualify for a particular Rebate or Drawback facility.

If your company re-exports imported goods, utilises imported goods to manufacture other goods for exportation, destroys or discards imported goods, then you may qualify for a Refund or Drawback of Customs Duties. Clients regularly approach us to determine whether they qualify for a particular Rebate or Drawback facility.

If you do not know what your company may qualify for, we will conduct an initial investigation. Factors such as your company, your industry or sector, your import or manufacturing article/s, what you do with the manufactured articles, and the respective tariff headings will influence the type of rebate or drawback item, and qualification criteria.

Based on our findings we will make recommendations starting with the “low hanging fruit”, i.e. least cost and effort for the most gain. We will discuss the different options with you and decide on an option that best suites your needs and circumstances.

Categories of Duty Refunds & Drawbacks

We assist clients to claim duty which was paid on goods originally imported, in the following categories:

  1. Specific Drawbacks (Products which are specifically catered for)
  2. General Drawbacks (Any goods used in the manufacture of other goods for export)
  3. Return to Supplier (Re-exported to supplier in same condition, i.e. faulty goods)
  4. Re-Export for Trade Purposes (No market in South Africa, sold abroad or to Africa)
  5. Abandonment (to Customs) or Destruction (Under Customs Supervision)
  6. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories
  7. Motor Vehicles
  8. Environmental Levy (Plastic bags, lamps, motor vehicle CO2, tyres)
  9. Health Promotional Levy (Sugary beverages)

These include goods exported to the BLNS (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland).

Let us conduct research into the possibility of a Duty Refund or Drawback for your company.

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