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On 30 October 2009, the South African minister of finance, Mr. Pravin Gordham launched the draft Customs Control Bill and the draft Customs Duty Bill for public comment. The South African government is to re-write the Customs and Excise Act 1964, taking into consideration the increased focus on trade facilitation, customs control, regional economic integration, applicable international conventions among others.
The draft customs control bill focuses on the control of goods imported into or intended for export from South Africa. It is to ensure that taxes imposed by other laws on such goods are collected and the laws regulating the import or export of specific goods are complied with.
The scope of the draft customs duty bill is confined to providing for the levying, payment, and recovery of customs duties on goods imported or exported from South Africa. The deadline for public comments is 26 February 2010.
Thenew bills are expected:
The Customs Control Bill is the legislative platform for changes to policy, process and technology to be delivered under the Customs Modernisation Programme.
Some changes in the draft Customs Control Bill are:
Some changes introduced by the draft Customs Duty bill are:
In July 2014, the government issued the according acts: the Customs Duty Act and the Customs Control Act ("the Acts"). Due to the complexity of them, the Acts are going to take effect in several phases. The first phase of implementation of the Acts is expected to start in 2016.
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