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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. 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 11th March, 2017, whose licences expire on the 31st December, 2017. 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 NUMBER

AL-HARAM INVESTMENTS

101-501-684

ALL IN INVESTMENTS

104-508-684

AMAZING GRACE

103-852-650

BERLIND INVESTMENTS

104-275-942

CAR JUNCTION (PTY) LTD

102-266-676

CJA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

101-373-218

CONSAKHI INVESTMENTS

104-053-218

CROSS CONTINENTAL  CARRIERS

100-274-026

DATA NETWORK SERVICES

100-176-984

DHL SWAZILAND

100-199-376

ELEGANT INVESTMENTS

100-226-968

ELIANG COURIER SERVICES

100-348-242

ELITE MOTORS

100-23-076

EXALTIO FREIGHT (PTY) LTD

104-189-218

EZM INVESTMENTS

101-494-742

FEDEX

102-450-576

GLOBEFLIGHT WORLDWIDE EXPRESS

102-35-718

GMR FREIGHTS

100-106-026

HIGH TAKE INVESTMENTS T/A CAR LAND

100-316-342

INTERFREIGHT SWAZILAND

100-181-326

JAPANZ INTERNATIONAL

100-306-950

JETS INVESTMENTS

104-217-526

KLENCO INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

101-487-834

LINKS PORT INVESTMENTS(PTY) LTD

104-953-442

LOMAPAM INVESTMENTS

100-264-500

MAGLUEX LINK INVESTMENTS

104-037-926

MBUNHLE INVESTMENTS

102-313-750

METAL SOLUTIONS

101-496-768

MONTIGNY INVESTMENTS

100-204-034

MOTHER TRUCKERS

100-170-184

MPONZA INVESTMENT

103-076-018

N&N CLEARING AGENT

104-517-068

NAGRA MOTORS

102-532-034

NGIYAFUNAKWENTEKILE INVESTMENTS

101-348-384

NSK INVESTMENTS

100-240-234

ON-POINT CLEARING AGENT

101-337-434

OS MOTORS INVESTMENTS

102-526-976

PAVILLION INVESTMENTS

100-270-242

PHUTFUMANI COURIERS AND FREIGHT

104-510-384

POPULAR INVESTMENTS

103-491-868

PPV CLEARING & FORWARDING (PTY) LTD

102-137-350

PSSN INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

103-922-126

PUNJAB INVESTMENTS

100-345-476

SAHI INVESTMENTS

100-253-942

SEYLAN FREIGHT

100-204-450

SHARP FREIGHT SWAZILAND (PTY) LTD

100-295-526

SPACE BRAVO

104-671-768

STURROCK SHIPPING (PTY) LTD

100-309-018

SUPERWORLD CLEARING AGENT

101-590-150

TAKBRO SERVICES (PTY) LTD

100-480-850

TEBENGUNI ENTERPRISE t/a ZWIDE MOTORS (PTY) LTD

104-941-618

TIMELESS INVESTMENTS

103-453-800

TRITON EXPRESS (PTY) LTD

100-581-184

TRIVET INVESTMENTS

101-998-318

TT GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

100-159-976

UNICARGO SWAZILAND

100-112-476

VULIFA LOGISTICS

104-608-292

ZIA INVESTMENTS

100-241-826

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Provisional Tax:

1st payment is due no later than 31st December

2nd payment is due no later than 30th June

3rd payment is due on receipt of Notice of Assessment after having submitted Income Tax returns


Remittance of PAYE:

No later than the 7th every month


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