|ITAC national office|
|Tel||0861 843 384|
|Physical address||International Trade Administration Commission, 77 Meintjies Street, Block D, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001|
|Postal address||Private Bag X753 Pretoria, 0001|
If you want to import controlled or used and second-hand personal or individual goods into South Africa you need permission from the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac).
The Minister of Trade and Industry has the discretion to ban or restrict the importation of a specified class or kind of goods.
A list of goods that are subject to import and export control measures is available on the Itac website. If you submit your contact details to Itac, the list can be posted, faxed or emailed to you.
- Register as an importer at the South African Revenue Service (Sars)
- Go to Itac or download the forms:
- Submit the application form with a certified copy of your identity document or valid South African passport to Itac.
It may take up to three days to complete the process
Itac does not charge any service fees but you will have to pay customs duty to Sars. Customs duty is calculated as a percentage of the value of the goods (set in the schedules to the Customs and Excise Act). For more information on customs duty, visit the Sars website.