Importing to South Africa - customs advice required

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1 Nov 13 07:47:38 am
Good Morning

I hope there is someone from South Africa on this Forum...I just need some hints and tips about importing to South Africa?
Especially Customs because as i understand the customs process in South Africa is such a drag..
I want to start dropshipping to customers here but its quite hard determining the time and giving correct shipping time because of customs..
Any way i can get some control of this process?Has anyone used a customs broker or did anything to make the process easier?
Even if you are not from South Africa, any input about this subject would very much be appreciated


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4 Nov 13 03:10:25 am
Hi Hendrick,

I know we have some South African members around, however you might find some useful information on the SARS site in regards to Customs questions that you might find helpful.

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4 Nov 13 06:23:01 am
Thank you Fudji

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I recently shipped 2 lots of handbags to Maputo, Mozambique from Texas....For me an exporter from US, the process was relatively simple. The customer did state though that it took a while to get through local customs & delivery. In essence, what was supposed to take 1 week took over 4 weeks for him to receive the goods...

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