South Africa’s customs and excise procedures are a specialised sub-set of logistics not commonly taught to logistics personnel. This leaves many companies at risk of non-compliance – and with the business and financial consequences which can result.
Here’s a short preview from the white paper:
“Tariff opinions at origin or destination occasionally differ. A tariff heading applied on a customs clearance which differs from a tariff heading on the commercial invoice often prompts customs officials to question the correctness of the classification of goods, and hence the payment of additional duties and taxes. This usually results in customs detentions and further investigations…”