LOCK-DOWN: CUSTOMS PERIODS EXTENDED

There is a Draft Bill out for public comment which proposes a state of “dies non”, i.e. days which do not count for legal purposes.

These include specified Customs activities (listed herein).

In other words, activities which attract “due dates” or “deadlines” will be extended by the equivalent of 21 days, i.e. the lock-down period.

COVID-19 CUSTOMS DUTIES REBATED – INCREASE IN OTHERS

We understand that there is little or no symbiosis in the duty structures of luxury goods and those attracting environmental levies on the one hand, and the rebating of Customs duties for goods relating to disaster relief programs on the other.