On 13 May, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) called for comment on its proposed amendment of form “SAD 500 - Customs Declaration Form” to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 which is due by 27 May.
The form SAD 500 is used by customs and excise clients for the clearance of goods. The current manual SAD 500 does not provide a box for the importer or agent to declare details of the licensed remover of goods in bond.
The proposed amendment to the manual SAD 500 inserts new boxes 8C for carrier (licensed remover of goods in bond) and 8D for Trader Identification Number(TIN). This amendment is consequential to the amendment of Section 44 to the Act, 1964, providing for licensed removers of goods in bond to transport containerised goods from container terminals before they are released, for purposes of examination as contemplated in Section 4(8A) to the Act, 1964.