On 08 August the South African Revenue Service (Sars) published its form DA1, “Report inwards/outwards for ships” to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964.
As a note on the form, the following particulars should be reflected on the manifests: Bill of lading number, marks, numbers, quantity, description, mass and measurement of packages, description of goods, name and address of consignees (or shipper, in the case of goods outwards), column for acquittance particulars (or destination of goods, in the case of goods outwards).
The form also requires the following annexures: (a) Container lists and manifests of containers which are not controlled by the approved container operators and which are consigned to this place. (b) Manifests of break-bulk cargo consigned to this place. (c) Container lists and manifests of containers/break-bulk cargo loaded at this place. (d) List of excisable goods and of imported non duty-paid goods shipped at stores.
The form also requires that the following declaration be made, “I hereby declare that - (a) container lists and manifests of containers which are controlled by the approved container operators, and which are consigned to this place, were produced to the controller on …….; (b) container lists and manifests in respect of containers loaded at this place will be produced to the controller within 14 days of the departure of the ship from this place; (c) the above-mentioned particulars, as well as the particulars shown on the attached manifests (pages 1 to …….) and/or lists, are true and correct; and (d) no goods have been taken on board or delivered out of or jettisoned from the ship or washed overboard since its departure from its last place of call.”
Story by: Riaan de Lange