Need certainty on the tariff subheading applicable to your products? Expect delays!

Need certainty on the tariff subheading applicable to your products? Expect delays!

December 5, 2023

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.

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