SA’s customs policy to be brought in line with global advances
A new green paper on customs policy is to be issued shortly, which will bring South Africa’s practices in line with global advances. SA Revenue Service Commissioner Pravin Gordhan says it will aim to improve the way importers and exporters do business, but will also maximise security. Advances by the World Customs Organisation will require action by Sars. They want to set up a standardised data requirement, so that traders don’t have to answer different questions for different countries. They are also proposing a unique, global number for each consignment, so that it can be tracked wherever in the world it is.