Tariff classification is often complex, technical, and highly interpretative. It requires someone who has a good understanding of tariff classification.
How a product is classified will play a massive role in the operations of a business. Therefore, certainty on the classification of a product is imperative. To obtain certainty, a tariff determination is required from SARS.
SARS’ tariff section is currently experiencing a massive backlog of tariff matters so substantial delays should be expected for any tariff application. Unfortunately, this will have implications on business. – Siphesihle Arnold Ngubane, attorney in the Shipping and Logistics Division at Shepstone & Wylie.