Tariff Classification

We can help you avoid finding yourself with large and unplanned import duty liabilities. 

As importer of the goods, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your products are classified correctly, even if you rely on your freight forwarder to provide this service for you.

Establishing the correct tariff classification will determine;

The rate of customs duty applicable to the goods at import

Any additional duties that may apply, for example anti dumping duty

Documentary requirements (e.g. import licences, certificates of origin etc)

Classifying a product under an incorrect tariff code can have serious implications for companies. For example, it can result in an incorrect duty being paid. In some cases, it results in products being imported duty-free yet a duty is supposed to be paid.

This can become a problem if shipments are audited by SARS. Understanding the rules of tariff classification and the process is key.