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

Public ID: PID-GXM8R9

Customs delays affect UK originating imports to South Africa

in South Africa

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK imports into South Africa. A lack of transparency in customs procedures, rules and regulations can create delays when importing products into South Africa. Fines are sometimes imposed on companies when clearance timeframes are exceeded. Customs procedures are underpinned by the Customs and Excise Act (Act No. 19 of 1964). Imports into South Africa should be classified according to a tariff code, in line with the international Harmonised Commodity and Coding System.

Sectors affected

  • All sectors



Date reported

2 October 2020

Last updated

18 December 2020

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