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  • REGULATIONS SOUTH AFRICA

    Prohibited Imports Restricted Imports

  • The information given has been given in good faith and believed to be correct at the time of writing.

    Please verify these facts with other relevant sources before using this as the basis of any action taken as we regret we cannot accept liability for any consequences due to inaccuracies in this information.

    CMA-CGM African Marketing I 03/07/14

    SOUTH AFRICA >> Regulation Overview Waiver Control

    A waiver is not necessary. BSC / CTN is not required.

    Pre-Shipment Inspection

    Not required

    CMA CGM trained staff members are available to assist customers in all aspects of the documentary requirements of the trade to South Africa. Please contact your local agency office for advice.

    Prohibited & Restricted Imports

    A list is available [attached]

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    REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

    SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE

    CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

    CONSOLIDATED LIST OF

    PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED IMPORTS

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    RECORD OF AMENDMENTS

    1 1989.03.28 33 1996.07.08 2 1989.09.04 34 1997.02.07 3 1990.08.14 35 1997.02.19 4 1990.08.01 36 1997.12.12 5 1990.08.22 37 1998.05.11 6 1990.09.11 38 1998.09.04 7 1990.10.18 39 1999.01.19 8 1990.12.10 40 1999.02.15 9 1991.01.16 41 1999.03.10 10 1991.02.13 42 2007.04.04 11 1990.05.12 43 2007.05.02 12 1991.02.17 44 2007.06.06 13 1991.07.20 45 2007.07.10 14 1991.11.19 46 2007.07.17 15 1992.05.13 47 2007.07.24 16 1992.05.13 48 2007.08.08 17 1992.05.25 49 2007.08.10 18 1992.07.21 50 2007.10.29 19 1992.08.25 51 2007-12-05 20 1992.10.14 52 2008-02-18 21 1992.12.21 22 1994.02.16 23 1994.05.09 24 1994.05.09 25 1994.07.01 26 1994.10.11 27 1995.01.19 28 1995.05.08 29 1995.07.25 30 1995.11.22 31 1996.03.27 32 1996.06.07

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    PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED IMPORTS 1. Apart from the requirements of the Import Control Regulations the importation of a wide variety of goods is either totally prohibited or is subject to

    inspection by other authorities and/or production of special permits/licences issued by these authorities or may be imported by certain authorities only.

    2. This reference list has been compiled, using the tariff headings of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System as a guide, to assist officers of this office. The Customs and Excise Tariff is in no way affected by the classifications appearing in this list.

    3. As certain prohibitions or restrictions cover such a wide range of articles as to make classification according to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System virtually impossible or where specific provision is not made in the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, the following prohibitions/restrictions must always be borne in mind:

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    i Designation of goods Prohibition or Restriction Authority Action Required (A) Dead bodies (human)(item 412.03) (B) Goods to which a trade description or a trade mark is applied in contravention of any provision of the Merchandise Marks Act 17/1941 (C) Prison-made and penitentiary-made goods (D) Instruments (excluding fire-arms projecting, or capable of being adapted to projectiles or blinding, asphyxiating, incapacitating or virulent gasses and cartridges therefore (E) Tear-gas or any article used or intended to be used for releasing tear-gas NOTE: Tear-gas means any substance, whether a solid, liquid, vapour or gas, or any combination of such substances used or intended to be used as a lachrymator (F) Unlawful reproductions of any works if such reproductions are prohibited from importation under any law relating to copyright

    (a)Permit from the Director-General National Health and Population Development (b) Permit from the Director of Health Services, Namibia Prohibited Prohibited Permit from the Commissioner of the SAPS Permit from the Minister of Justice or person authorized by him Prohibited

    Procl. 317/1929 Procl. 19/1956 Customs and Excise Act 91/1964 Customs and Excise Act 91/1964 Customs and Excise Act 91/1964 GN 1987/1951 and GN R1343/1966 Act 16/1964 Customs and Excise Act 91/1964

    Detain Detain Endorse Permit Endorse Permit Detain

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    ii Designation of goods Prohibition or Restriction Authority Action required (G) Chemical bleaching agent or so-called Port Health chemical improver intended for the treatment of or mixing with flour, except peroxide, hydrogen and chlorine NOTE: Importation of wholesome natural improvers is not prohibited (H) Articles, devises or appliances used for purposes of adulteration (I) Articles, devices or appliances used or likely to be used for purposes of adulteration (J) Any foodstuffs, cosmetic and disinfectants imported into or consigned to any place within the Republic, shall bear a label stating any particulars specifically required by the Act (K) Agricultural produce (L) Goods which are undesirable within the meaning of Section 47(2) of the Publications Act, 1974, unless imported under a permit issued by the former Publications Control board or the Directorate of Publications

    Prohibited if imported into Namibia Prohibited if imported from Namibia Prohibited Must be in the nett mass quantities prescribed and the container marked in the approved manner Prohibited

    Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54/1972 Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54/1972 Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54/1972 Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54/1972 Trade Metrology Act 77/1973 Customs and Excise Act 91/1964

    Detain for Port Health Officer Detain for Port Health Officer Detain for Port Health Officer Detain for Port Health Officer Detain

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    iii Designation of goods Prohibition or Restriction Authority Action required NOTE: Section 113(3) of Act 91/1964 reads: In the event of any question arising as to whether any publication or object or film referred to in contemplated in that subsection, that publication or object or film shall be submitted to the Director of Publications referred to in section 2(2) of the Publications Act, 1974, in accordance with the provisions of section 10 of that Act, together with an application referred to in the said section 10. The provisions of section 11 of the said Act shall apply in respect of a publication or object or film referred to in paragraph (a), and the decision of the committee in question in respect of the undesirability, or otherwise, of that publication or object or film shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph (c), be final. The provisions of sections 12, 13, 14 and 15 of the said Act shall apply in respect of a decision referred to in paragraph (b). Any person who has imported any publication or object or film referred to in paragraph (a) in contravention of the provisions of paragraph (f) of subsection (1) in any other manner other than by bringing it with him into the Republic, shall not be found guilty of a contravention of the provisions of that paragraph if he satisfies the court that he was not aware of the nature of that publication or

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    iv Designation of goods Prohibition or Restriction Authority Action required object or film and that he could not by taking reasonable steps have become aware of the nature thereof. The provisions of section 8(4) of the Publications Act, 1974, shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of a prosecution for a contravention of section 113(1)(f) of this Act. (M) Any publication or object of which the importation has been prohibited by Notice issued by the former Publications Control Board in respect of Section 8(1)(d) of the now repealed Publications and Entertainments Act, 1963, or issued by the Directorate of Publications under Section 9(4) of the Publications Act, 1974 Note: The Import Control List published in Government Notice No. R25873 dated 2 JANUARY 2004 as amended is attached as an annexure.

    (N) All plants, seed, products of plants, honey, bees, etc., destined for Swaziland.

    (O) Importation of wild animals (mammals, birds, fish, etc.) through one Province destined for another Province, must be accompanied by, inter alia, permits issued by the authorities of the exporting and the importing Provinces.[1]

    Prohibited except when imported;

    (a) under authority of a permit issued by the former Publications Control Board or the Directorate of Publications; or

    (b) by an importer holding a valid written exemption issued by the said Board of Directorate

    Publications and Entertainments Act 26/1963 and Publications Act, 1974 Agricultural Pests Act

    Detain if prohibited Detain for Plant and Quality Control

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    iv(a)

    Designation of goods

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