Customs Updated:
31 Jul 2017

Container Depots - Comment due

Sars on 30 September called for comment on the draft rule amendment notices to amend item 200.08 of the Schedules to the Rules to the Act 1964 “Places where container depots may be established” on which comment is due by 15 October.

Section 6(1)(hB) of the Act, 1964, empowers the Commissioner for Sars to appoint places where licensed container depots may be established for the storage, detention, unpacking or examination of containers or the contents of containers, for the delivery to importers of the contents of containers after such contents have been duly entered or for the packing of containers for export.

This amendment is intended to list Lebombo in Item 200.08 in terms of section 6(1)(hB) of the Act as approved places where licensed container depots may be established.

Amendment of Schedule to the Rule to the Act, 1964 is amended to “Places where container depots may be established (Section 6(1) (hB) of the Act) Cape Town, Durban, East London, Germiston, Johannesburg, Lebombo, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Richards Bay, and   Saldanha Bay.”

Story by: Riaan de Lange