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Import and Export Licence / Code

If a business intends to bring goods into and/or send goods out of the country, it needs to register as an importer and/or exporter with SARS

Importers License

If you are planning to bring controlled goods, used goods, second-hand goods, waste or scrap into the country, you first need to register as an importer with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and then apply to the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for an import permit.

Exporters License

To export certain goods out of South Africa, you must have a permit ensuring that you comply with applicable export control measures.

The export of some goods may be restricted to support strategies of beneficiation or to assist local manufacturers to obtain raw materials before they are exported.


Requirements

To register for Import/Export license, the following documents and information in its original form are required:

• Certified CC/Company Documents
• Certified ID Copies of the Directors/ members
• The Original Bank letter confirming your company banking details, with stamp, and date of account opening
• Company/CC must be registered for Income Tax
• Power of Attorney on your company letter head which gives us the authority to register the company for Import/Export license (which will be drafted and sent via email once order is placed)
• Proof of Business Physical Address or an Affidavit confirming Business Physical • Address (Affidavit will be drafted and sent via email once order is placed)
• Proof of Contact details or an Affidavit confirming Contact details (Affidavit will be drafted and sent via email once order is placed)


 

Process

This Import and Export Registration process takes 10-20 business days. However if there are delays with SARS due to system errors and workload, the process could take longer.

Once the Import and Export application is complete, you will receive and Import and Export Code.

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Importers License

An import permit ensures that the goods you intend importing, conform to the safety, quality, environmental and health requirements of the country. They must also comply with the provisions of international agreements.

Import permits also help to control the inflow of goods of a strategic nature or smuggled goods. The policy that applies to the importation of goods differs from one sector to another. Most new goods are exempt from import control measures.

Not all goods are subject to import control. However, all used goods, second-hand goods, waste and scrap are subject to import control measures.

*Important- you will require an Income Tax Number of your Business to apply for either Import or Export License

Exporters Licence

An export permit is required to ensure that goods exported by an individual or organisation comply with the provisions of international agreements. Export permits also help to control the outflow of goods of a strategic nature or smuggled and stolen goods.

The policy that applies to the export of goods differs from sector to sector. If you require policy information regarding the export of specific goods, you should provide the Import and Export Control office at the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) with details of the particular goods you want to export.

Not all goods or products are subject to export control measures. A list of goods that are subject to export control measures is available from Itac and can be mailed, faxed or emailed to you on request.

*Important- you will require an Income Tax Number of your Business to apply for either Import or Export License


Get Started

To get started with your Import/Export Licence Application:

Email sales@eBucket.co.za the above required documents

Both Import and Export Licence R2499

Import Licence Only R1299

Export Licence Only R1299