Custom Clearance Skills

What is customs clearance?

The act of passing goods through customs so that they can enter or leave the country

A document given by customs to a shipper to show that customs duty has been paid and the goods can be shipped

Two days course designed for those who have a basic understanding of import and export Customs but who need to gain a better understanding of Customs and Customs regimes. Delegates need to understand basic importing before attending this course – our course Imports and export for Beginners lists topics which need to be understood from a Customs viewpoint. This course is designed for anyone in freight operations or imports, whose work involves Customs processes.




Customs Legislation:

The rationale and scope of the New Customs and Excise Act.

Explain the functions, responsibilities and powers of the Departments involved in Customs and Excise Customs and the DTI

Identify the key elements of the current New Customs and Excise Act.

Understand the consequences of non-compliance.


Tariff Classification:

Classify Commodities logically according to the Harmonised System which is vital for duty calculation


Calculate Duties and VAT and Valuation:

Covering the different types of duties payable on commodities from the harmonised classification in the South African tariff. Currency, Rates of Exchange, point of Valuation. Calculate Value. Calculate and Covert Multi Lined Values. Calculate VAT and Ad Valorem Value

Calculate the duty payable

Duty Calculation

Rebate calculation


Bond and Rebate Stores, Customs and Excise Warehouses:

The purpose of Customs and excise warehouses and Warehouse Management, License, Registration , Building requirements, record keeping and Removal , from bond stores and More


Complete the Customs declaration

Provisions of Prohibited goods, Transposing clearing information



Export & Import Skills
Procurement Skills