Application to export chemicals

About
What you should do
How long does it take
How much does it cost
Forms to complete
Who to contact

 

 

About exporting chemicals

If you want to export certain chemicals, you need permission from the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac).

Chemicals are controlled to comply with the provisions of the Montreal Protocol and the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. These are international efforts to protect the ozone layer and fight international drug dealing respectively.

When you apply for a permit to export chemicals, you must get a letter of recommendation from the South African Police Service (Saps) or from the Department of Environmental Affairs, depending on the chemical you want to export.

What you should do

  1. Go to Itac or download the applicable forms
  2. Complete the application forms and submit to Itac with the following:
    • a copy of your VAT certificate
    • a certified copy of your identity document if you are not in possession of a VAT certificate
    • a letter of recommendation from the Saps or
    • a letter of recommendation from the Department of Environmental Affairs if the chemicals are listed in the Montreal Protocol.

How long does it take

It may take up to five working days to process your application for an export permit.

How much does it cost

The service is free.

 

National office
Tel0861 843 384
City/townPretoria
ProvinceGauteng
Physical addressInternational Trade Administration Commission, 77 Meintjies Street, Block D, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001
Postal addressPrivate Bag X753 Pretoria, 0001
Web addresshttp://www.itac.org.za