Vat and other Customs Duty benefits in SEZ/IDC customs controlled areas (CCAs) Recently, Schedule 3 of the Customs and Excise Act No. 91 of 1964 was amended via the insertion of Note 8, wherein Manufactures/Industries registered under the 3rd Schedule are now permitted to locate within Customs Controlled Areas within SEZs/IDZs. GMLS will be conducting a follow up meeting today (Monday 4 August 2014) with Senior National Treasury representatives lead […]
The Customs Control Act, 2014 (Act 31of 2014) was promulgated and published under Notice 582 in Government Gazette 37862 of 23 July 2014. The Customs Control Act, 2014 will cover provisions of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act 91 of 1964) relating to customs control of all means of transport, goods and persons entering or leaving the Republic. The Customs Duty Act, 2014 (Act 30 of 2014) was published […]
Hours of hard work and application paid off for 13 graduates who were handed their Fiata Diplomas in Freight Forwarding last week. Addressing them at a ceremony in Bedfordview, Saaff chairman Basil Pietersen encouraged them to consider further study, referring to the recent accreditation of Saaff by Fiata to present the Fiata Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management in South Africa. SAAFF administers both programmes under the auspices of Fiata […]
The WCO ESA Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) launched the ESA Regional Research Programme which aims to build institutional capacity and the body of knowledge in Customs through research. We also hope that this programme will enhance the region’s capacity to showcase its own research at the WCO PICARD conferences. We wish to invite your administration to the 1st ESA Regional Research Conference which will be hosted by the […]
Hong Kong Customs today (May 28) detected a sea-bound suspected cargo smuggling case and seized about 1 000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound.
GMLS held a Customs Skills Programme Introduction Training on the 16th of May 2014 at 10:30 am for Learners who were enrolled and registered for the course in Western Cape, Cape Town. The training which was held at Stellenbosch University Telematic Services, and helped students learn more about the SAAFF/TETA Customs Border Training Flagship Project as well as how to familiarise themselves and apply the new upcoming South African Customs […]
GMLS has delivered the 2nd sessions of training yesterday at the Musina/Beitbridge Border Post agencies and would like to share some pictures with you of some of the class participants during the training. The training was mainly aimed as an introduction to the programmes as well as an induction to the GMLS On-line Training Platform from which the learners will do their training. GMLS is going forward full steam to […]
Global Maritime Learning Solutions (GMLS) has achieved significant success in making the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding and the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management (FHDSCM) accessible to South African learners.
THE controversial Customs Control Bill adopted by Parliament’s finance committee on Wednesday includes a “fallback” provision allowing for a return to the current customs control system should the new one fail. A similar clause was included in the law that introduced value-added tax in 1991, allowing for a legal alternative to be implemented quickly if things do not work out as planned. The committee also adopted the Customs Duty Bill […]
Pretoria – The adoption of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Bill 2013 will be a significant milestone in pursuit of the aspirations of the National Development Plan (NDP) and will also support a broader-based industrialisation growth path. Speaking at the tabling of the bill to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in Parliament on Tuesday, Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Rob Davies said the bill also aims to […]