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Administrative Fees Regulations for Import and Export Permits Drawn Up

September 17, 2019

Department of Economic Development

17 September 2019

Draft Administrative Fees Regulations for import and export permits have been drawn up.

The economic development department published the proposed regulations in Government Gazette 42707 for comment.

The draft regulations flow from the International Trade Administration Act.

They are designed to prescribe administrative fees that are payable by an applicant to the International Trade Administration Commission when applying to Import and Export Control for a permit.

The administrative fees are non-refundable including where an application for a permit is rejected at any time after its submission to Import and Export Control.

In terms of exemptions, non-profit organisations set up for a public purpose such as trusts, non-profit companies and voluntary associations shall be exempted from the payment of the administrative fees for goods imported or exported.

Similarly, no fees have to be paid for goods that do not require permits in terms of the Import Regulations or Export Regulations.

Fees will be adjusted with effect from 1 April each year.

Initial administrative fees are set at R900 for both import and export permits.

Comment is invited within 14 days of the date of publication.