Where do I find the latest import and export tariffs and information on trade regulations?

An import tariff is a tax imposed on imported goods and services. Different rates of duty are applicable to different goods or commodities.

Once the goods to be imported has been identified, particulars can be provided to South African Revenue Service (Customs) at tel: +27 (0)12 422 4000, who will advise on the relevant tariff heading and applicable duty (including VAT payable). 

The Sars website has information on:

Detailed information on importing goods is available on the website of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), including:

For help on export-related problems you can contact the export help desk at: 

Tel: 0861 843 384 Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00
E-mail: exporthelpdesk@thedti.gov.za