Customs House Brokerage in South Africa

Our Customs House Brokerage services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations. For import and export cargos. At both - origin and destination.

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Core products

Import customs clearance

Standard full import customs clearance process

  • HS code review and suggestion
  • Import entry declaration
  • Act as intermediary between traders and Customs in Customs clearance process
  • EDI capabilities to any port entry in South Africa

Export customs clearance

Standard full export customs clearance process

  • Export entry declaration
  • Act as intermediary between traders and Customs in Customs clearance process
  • EDI capabilities to any port entry in South Africa

Transit documents

A transit document allows the free movement of containers through South Africa and African countries around Southern Africa
  • Transit entry declaration
  • Act as intermediary between traders and Customs in Customs clearance process
  • EDI capabilities to any port entry/exit in South Africa

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • Refund Claims
  • Value determinations (DA55)
  • Tariff determinations
  • Special attendance / Customs supervision
  • Other Agency Hold release facilitation
  • Obtaining certificates of Origin
  • Vouchers of Correction
  • Ex bond clearances
  • Lodging Provisional Payments 
  • Consulting and Dispute Resolution

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

  • Registered importer on Record is always required for import and export clearance.
  • Cargo destined to BLNS countries require a Foreign Principal and Registered Agent registration.
  • Commercial documents required for clearance would include:
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Packing List
    • Clearing Instruction
    • Certificate of Origin / EUR1 (if applicable)
    • Bill of Lading
    • Any relevant import or export permit required to complete Customs clearance. 

Note: Maersk Logistics and Services does not facilitate clearance on:

  • Personal or household effects
  • Live Animals

For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.

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