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 For Customs Relief Measures Only for COVID-19

 12 May 2020 - Reporting of Conveyances and Goods - External Policy

 8 May 2020 - ITAC VAT Rebate 412.11 List of Critical Medical Supplies re: COVID-19 (Version 3 - 6 May 2020)

 8 May 2020 - Update on 412.11 (3 April 2020) and 621.08 (9 April 2020) VAT Exemption Remain in Place Until 31 May 2020 as the Period of Validity, until Further Notice.

 7 May 2020 - Request for Duty Payment Relief

 6 May 2020 - SARS VAT 412.11 Mapping of Essential Goods re: COVID-19 - 6 May 2020 The Revised List Includes Plastic Face Shields.

 4 May 2020 - TAC VAT Rebate 412.11 Critical Medical Supplies re: COVID-19 (Version 2 - 4 May 2020) to Include Acetaminophenol

 24 April 2020 – Tax Relief Measures: Three-month Deferral for Filing and First Payment of Carbon Tax

 24 April 2020 - Update to the 9 April post of what other countries are doing during the COVID 19 Pandemic (Eswatini and Lesotho)

 22 April 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to essential goods, clearance and movement of goods, and services rendered by Customs under the COVID-19 lockdown

 19 April 2020 - Update: Customs measures relating to COVID-19 - Impact on Customs of new Government regulations (This replaces the notes of 6 and 7 April relating to Transportation of Cargo)

 17 April 2020 - Requests for duty deferment payment relief. Please see the response from SARS to all stakeholders.

 14 April 2020 - Application of Origin proof requirement during the COVID-19 crisis under the SADC-EU-EPA

 9 April 2020 - Notice No. R.458 in Government Gazette No. 43222

 3 April 2020 – Goods qualifying for a full rebate of customs duty and import VAT exemption under 412.11 – COVID-19 measures

 3 April 2020 - Listed goods on the prohibited and restricted list (P&R list) for purposes of export control.

 3 April 2020 – Treatment of timeframes during period of national lockdown

 2 April 2020 – Processing of Rules of Origin certificates during lockdown

 2 April 2020 - Updated to include the Classification of Imported Essential Goods for COVID-19

 31 March 2020 – SARS has published a streamlined temporary registration process for traders to register as rebate users in the manufacturing of disinfectants for the duration of the national state of disaster.
The process is documented in the Government Gazette No. 43156 No. R.411

 27 March 2020 - COVID-19 Export Control Regulation

 27 March 2020 - Clarity Relating to Processing of Cargo and Travellers during National Lockdown Period

 26 March 2020 – Rebate Item 621.08: Special Conditions for Certain Recipients of Partially or Undenatured Ethyl Alcohol

 26 March 2020 - Arrangements for Customs Services During Lockdown and Customs Branch Managers Contact Details

 26 March 2020 - Limitation of Refunds and Drawbacks Received by the Controller in Terms of Section 76b which Falls within the Period 27 March 2020 to 16 April 2020

 26 March 2020 - Arrangements for Customs Services During Lockdown and Customs Branch Managers Contact Details

 26 March 2020 - Customs Branch Managers Contact Details

 25 March 2020 - Letter to Taxpayers: Message from Commissioner Edward Kieswetter

 25 March 2020 - Letter to Trade on the Impact of COVID-19

 25 March 2020 - Positions of Neighbouring Countries’ Cross Border Movements in Response to COVID-19

 25 March 2020 - 12-13th Deferments Payment at the End of the Financial Year 2019/2020

 20 March 2020 - Registration of Cargo Reporter

 17 March 2020 - Letter to Trade: Impact of Coronavirus on Trade and the List of Closed Ports.

 08 March 2020 - Media Release: SARS takes COVID-19 Precautions at SARS Branches and Ports of Entry

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