Sars works with industry to address RCG concerns

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Article by Adele Mackenzie from FTW

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is working closely with industry associations – including the South African  Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff) – to ensure that everyone understands the legislative requirements on cargo
reporters, according to Sars Customs executive, Beyers Theron.

He was responding to FTW about concerns raised by Easyclear sales manager, Michael Henning, who told FTW that one of the
greatest challenges around the read more

Software provider readies for ‘game-changing’ NCAP

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Customs clearing software provider Easyclear is finalising the web-based version of its successful windows application which incorporates the latest South African Revenue Service (Sars) modernisation changes under the New Customs Act Programme
(NCAP).

“This new application operates like any other SAAS (software as a service) programme and makes use of Microsoft Azure IaaS (infrastructure as a service) platforms, allowing us to provide comprehensive DRP (Disaster recovery processes) and data replication read more

New Sars initiatives speed up cross-border trade

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Article by Nicole Jacobs from FTW

South African Revenue Service (Sars) has made significant progress in facilitating trade and speeding up turnaround at the country’s borders by moving towards a completely electronic process, according to general manager of software provider Easyclear, Michael Henning.

A major step forward has been the implementation of the Reporting of Conveyances and Goods (RCG) programme – which has just been launched – requiring all cargo reporters to submit reports to read more

Industry sceptical about African free trade agreement

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Article by Adele Mackenzie from FTW

While the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed amid much fanfare at the African Union Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, Rwanda last week, many in the freight industry are sceptical. One FTW reader, describing the 40 years of negotiations around the AfCFTA as “a joke”, questioned whether the resolutions would ever reach “the man with the stamp in hand” at the border.

Gavin Kelly, technical and operations manager for the Road Freight Association read more