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Customs Clearing Agents


GUIDE FOR LICENSING CLEARING AGENTS

BACKGROUND

The ASYCUDA World system is a Customs administration system which is based on the full Direct Trader Input (DTI) functionality. This capability ended the role of DataNet at the border posts, which was to capture entries into the Customs System. Accordingly, all importers, exporters or persons importing goods of a commercial nature or in commercial quantities (hereunder referred to as “Traders”) have to either input the data themselves or seek the services of a Customs Clearing Agent.

THE ROLE OF CLEARING AGENTS
The Customs and Excise Act, 1971, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Act’, allows traders to do their own Customs clearing or to use a Clearing Agent. Traders who opt to use Clearing Agents are advised to take note of the following:

  1. Every trader shall be responsible for any act done by a Clearing Agent acting on their behalf. An act or omission of the agent is taken to be an act or omission by the trader. In terms of Section 98 of the Act a trader is bound by all the actions or omissions of his or her agent. Accordingly, a trader cannot seek to escape liability for penalties on the basis that “it was the fault of the Clearing Agent”.
  2. Clearing Agents appointed by traders shall be liable for the fulfilment of all obligations, including the payment of duties and taxes by such trader in terms of Section 99 of the Act.
  3. Whilst all Clearing Agents are licensed by the SRA in terms of Section 60 of the Act, they remain independent entities. They are not employees of the SRA; as such the SRA shall not be responsible for any acts or omissions of any Clearing Agent;
  4. Monies paid into a prepayment account, although receipted into an Account opened in the name of the SRA, remains the property of the trader and under the full control of that trader or his or her agent;
  5. The SRA has no control over how that money will be allocated by the Clearing Agent to the declarations that they submit to Customs. It is only after the assessment of the Customs declaration that such monies shall be recognised as government revenue and transferred to the SRA revenue accounts;
  6. Accordingly, the SRA cannot be held liable for acts done by such licensed Clearing Agents on behalf of their principals (traders). This includes misallocation of funds in prepayment accounts such as using that money to clear goods belonging to third parties without the authority of the trader; and
  7. Traders are requested to report to the SRA any fraudulent or inappropriate acts done by Clearing Agents so that appropriate action, which may include revoking a license, can be taken.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For purposes of determining the liability of traders for the acts and omissions of their agents, the law does not require Customs to verify if a person transacting Customs business on behalf of a trader is formally appointed or authorised by the trader to act as such. Thus any person, including the driver or person in charge of the means of transport on which the goods are imported or exported, who makes a declaration of the goods on board is considered in law as an agent of the trader.

CONNECTIVITY TO ASYCUDAWorld

Being a web based system, ASYCUDAWorld requires that the SRA provides sufficient bandwidth to host the system. This has been done. However, each and every Clearing Agent or user of the system must also provide sufficient bandwidth to carry ASYCUDA World traffic from their computers to the SRA Network via their Internet Service Provider.
Whilst the system may be up and running on the SRA network, users will not be able to access the system if the facilities provided by their Internet Service Provider are inadequate. Challenges that traders experience sometimes vary from one Internet Service Provider to another; users are therefore advised to assess the services and facilities offered by their Internet Service Providers in case the challenges they may be facing emanate from the inadequacy of such services or facilities.

LICENSED CLEARING AGENTS
Hereunder is a list of licenced clearing agents as at the 14th March, 2018, whose licences expire on the 31st December, 2018. The SRA undertakes to notify the public of newly registered and renewed clearing agents’ licences on a periodic basis. The listing of licensed Clearing Agents should not, in any way, be taken to mean that the SRA is vouching for their proficiency and/or integrity.

  NAME OF THE LICENSEE TIN
1 AL-HARAM INVESTMENTS 101-501-684
2 ALL IN INVESTMENTS 104-508-684
3 AMAZING GRACE 103-852-650
4 BERLIND INVESTMENTS 104-275-942
5 CAR JUNCTION (PTY) LTD 102-266-676
6 CJA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 101-373-218
7 CONSAKHI INVESTMENTS 104-053-218
8 CROSS CONTINENTAL  CARRIERS 100-274-026
9 DATA NETWORK SERVICES 100-176-984
10 DHL SWAZILAND 100-199-376
11 ELEGANT INVESTMENTS 100-226-968
12 ELIANG COURIER SERVICES 100-348-242
13 ELITE MOTORS 100-23-076
14 EZM INVESTMENTS 101-494-742
15 FEDEX 102-450-576
16 GIL VINCENTE IMPORTS& EXPORTS 100-184-800
17 GLOBEFLIGHT WORLDWIDE EXPRESS 102-35-718
18 GMR FREIGHTS 100-106-026
19 GRINROD LOGISTICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 100-309-018
20 INTERFREIGHT SWAZILAND 100-181-326
21 JAPANZ INTERNATIONAL 100-306-950
22 JETS INVESTMENTS 104-217-526
23 LINKS PORT INVESTMENTS(PTY) LTD 104-953-442
24 LOMAPAM INVESTMENTS 100-264-500
25 MBUNHLE INVESTMENTS 102-313-750
26 METAL SOLUTIONS 101-496-768
27 MOMENTS SOLUTIONS LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 101-825-784
28 MONTIGNY INVESTMENTS 100-204-034
29 MOTHER TRUCKERS 100-170-184
30 MPONZA INVESTMENT 103-076-018
31 N&N CLEARING AGENT 104-517-068
32 NAGRA MOTORS 102-532-034
33 NGIYAFUNAKWENTEKILE INVESTMENTS 101-348-384
34 NSK INVESTMENTS 100-240-234
35 ON-POINT CLEARING AGENT 101-337-434
36 PAVILLION INVESTMENTS 100-270-242
37 PHUTFUMANI COURIERS AND FREIGHT 104-510-384
38 POPULAR INVESTMENTS 103-491-868
39 PPV CLEARING & FORWARDING (PTY) LTD 102-137-350
40 PROCUPINE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 105-054-784
41 PSSN INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 103-922-126
42 PUNJAB INVESTMENTS 100-345-476
43 RIGHTWAY INVESTMENT (PTY) LTD 100-173-668
44 ROADLINK INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 104-827-026
45 SAHI INVESTMENTS 100-253-942
46 SEYLAN FREIGHT 100-204-450
47 SHARP FREIGHT SWAZILAND (PTY) LTD 100-295-526
48 SUPERWORLD CLEARING AGENT 101-590-150
49 TAKBRO SERVICES (PTY) LTD 100-480-850
50 TIMELESS INVESTMENTS 103-453-800
51 TRITON EXPRESS(PTY) LTD 100-581-184
52 TRIVET INVESTMENTS 101-998-318
53 TT GLOBAL INVESTMENTS 100-159-976
54 UNICARGO SWAZILAND 100-112-476
55 WETHUPO INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 104-622-850
56 ZIA INVESTMENTS 100-241-826

 

                          ACTIVE TRANSIT BOND HOLDERS

NAME OF THE LICENSEE

TIN

ON-POINT CLEARING AGENT

101-337-434

BERLIND INVESTMENTS

104-275-026

TAKBRO SERVICES

100-480-850

DATA NETWORK SERVICES

100-176-984

RSSC  (PTY) LTD

100-170-500

GRINROD LOGISTICS AFRICA(PTY) LTD

100-309-018

CROSS CONTINENTAL CARRIERS

100-274-026

USA DISTILLERS

100-131-826

AFRITOOL

100-106-318

TIMELESS INVESTMENTS

103-453-800

INTERFREIGHT SWAZILAND

100-181-326

LOMAPAM INVESTMENTS

100-264-500

SEYLAN FREIGHT

100-208-650

AMAZING GRACE CLEARING AGENT

103-852-650

GIL VICENTE IMPORT & EXPORT

100-184-800

PHUTFUMANI COURIERS

104-510-384

SOUTHERN STAR LOGISTICS

105-140-250

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1st payment is due no later than 31st December

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