This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-94KNLG

Customs procedures causing delays in UK exports of medical equipment to South Africa

in South Africa

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK exporters of medical equipment to South Africa. Customs officials are not correctly classifying certain medical equipment as either a medical device, or a connectivity application that communicates wirelessly. All South African imports are classified according to an appropriate tariff code, in line with the international Harmonised Commodity and Coding System. This means trade in advanced medical technologies is being affected. This barrier is linked to the Customs and Excise Act (Act No. 91 of 1964).

Sectors affected

  • Healthcare services



Date reported

25 September 2020

Last updated

18 December 2020

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