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Import or export permits for petroleum products

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

 

 

About applying to import or export petroleum products

Petroleum products are subject to import/export control and therefore a company or an individual that intends importing or exporting petroleum products into or out of South Africa requires an import or export permit.

The issuing of petroleum import and export permits is subject to requirements administered by the Department of Energy (DoE).

To be considered for authorisation, you must contact the department regarding the required procedure. Goods such as crude oil, fuel, paraffin, lubricating oils, petroleum gases, petroleum jelly, petroleum bitumen and paraffin wax are subject to import and export control measures.

What you should do

  1. Request the import or export permit application form from International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) or download them.
  2. Complete the application form and submit it to the Department of Energy for authorisation, together with a copy of your company’s VAT registration certificate.
  3. Once your application has been authorised, collect it from the DoE and submit it to ITAC.
  4. ITAC will process your application and issue you with a permit if your application is successful.

Note: Import permits are valid for 12 and export permits for six months.

How long does it take

The turnaround time for the issuing of import permits is three working days.

How much does it cost

ITAC does not charge service fees but you will have to pay customs duty to the South African Revenue Service (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 Sars customs duty, visit the Sars website.

Forms to complete

For export:

For import:

Who to contact

 

ITAC national office - Import and Export Control

Tel: 0861 834 384, 012 394 3590, 012 394 3591
City/town: Pretora
Province: Gauteng
Physical address: International Trade Administration Commission, 77 Meintjies Street, Block D, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001
Postal address: Private Bag X753 Pretoria, 0001
Web address: http://www.itac.org.za

Department of Energy

Tel: 012 406 8000
E-mail: info@energy.gov.za
City/town: Pretora
Province: Gauteng
Physical address: 192 Visagie Street, Corner Paul Kruger & Visagie Street, Pretoria, 0001
Postal address: Private Bag X96, Pretoria, 0001
Web address: http://www.energy.gov.za