On 08 September 2021, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced the publication of its 17-page Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme presentation of its Maputo Corridor Engagement.
According to the opening slide “The AEO programme is a voluntary programme for traders. OCAS will be implemented as a mandatory way of regulating cross-border operations. However, moving between the accreditation levels will be voluntary and initiated by the client. Both the AEO and OCAS accreditation concepts are aimed at locally registered entities.”
The presentation is accessible at: