Earlier in the year we published a note/edition, noting the risk of customs code cancellation. At the time it was 31 March 2023, being the set cut-off date for the migration to the new Customs Registration, Licensing, and Accreditation (“RLA”); being the ‘customs’ e-filing channel for submission of new registration and licensing applications. ihttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/31-march-2023-customs-code-cancellation
At the time we had noted that that non-compliance with the transition to the LRA on-boarding runs the risk of cancellation of existing Customs and Excise registration and licenses in place. Further, we had anticipated that SARS would grant an additional window period to enable last-minute compliance.
Notice of intent to suspend
On 20 September 2023, SARS proceeded to act to put finality on those who are still non-compliant. In this regard, notices of intent to suspend customs registrations for those who are still non-compliant have been issued.
Should you require assistance with the onboarding process and the updating of existing registration or licensing information, please contact us.
For further information on the above, you can contact Yamani Selana at Yamani@Mketsu.Africa at 0609443149