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 under Notice No 552 in Government Gazette No 37821 of 10 July 2014 and will replace the provisions of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, relating to the imposition, assessment, payment and recovery of customs duties on goods imported or exported from the Republic of South Africa; and matters incidental thereto.

Although both acts have now been promulgated, they will only take effect on a date determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette in terms of section 229 of the Customs Duty Act and section 944 of the Customs Control Act.

GMLS has studied the impact of the new legislation on the businesses of you and your clients and our Customs compliance training material has been amended to focus on both acts.

Contact us for more information to ensure that your company is compliant and reaps the benefit offered to you by the trade facilitation offerings of the new Customslegislation.