Customs Updated:
31 Jul 2017

Tariff Book (S1 P1)
Accredited Client Status

On 27 February the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published the proposed amendments to the Rules to Section 64E to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, relating to Accredited Client Status, on which comment is due by 13 March.

The Rules to Section 64E to the Act allow the Sars Commissioner to confer Accredited Client Status, which confers benefits to reward the traders that meet the application criteria. In 2011, the Rules to Section 64E of the Act were amended to provide for a Level 2 Accreditation status. The proposed amendments insert two additional benefits to Level 2 Accreditation, and include amendments to the proforma agreement. In addition, draft amended DA forms are proposed, relating to the reporting of conveyances and goods RCG. [As a matter of interest, the acronym DA stands for  ‘Doeane en Aksyns’.]

Form DA 8 – “Sea cargo Application for Registration to Submit Reports, Section 8 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act No. 91 of 1964) and its rules - Sea Cargo.”

Form DA 8A – “Air cargo Application for Registration to Submit Reports, Section 8 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act No. 91 of 1964) and its rules - Air Cargo.”

Form DA 8B – “Rail cargo Application for Registration to Submit Reports, Section 8 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act No. 91 of 1964) and its rules - Rail Cargo.”

Form DA 8C – “Road cargo Application for Registration to Submit Reports, Section 8 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act No. 91 of 1964) and its rules - Road Cargo.”