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Import goods for personal use

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

 

 

About importing personal or individual goods

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).

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 e-mailed to you.

What you should do

  1. Register as an importer at the South African Revenue Service (Sars)
  2. Go to Itac or download the applicable forms
  3. Submit the application forms with a certified copy of your identity document or valid South African passport to ITAC.

How long does it take

It may take up to three days to complete the process

How much does it cost

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.

Forms to complete

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