South Africa: Import and Customs Regulations


Accompanying documents:

Customs declaration(s):

  1. Packages:
    • Customs declarations CN 23 in English
  2. Letters containing goods and packets:
    • Customs Declaration CN 22 in English;
      if the value of the goods exceeds 300 SDRs:
    • Customs declarations CN 23 in English


required and to be submitted by the recipient

Certificate(s) of origin: 

to insert in the shipment

Import licence(s):

required for certain goods and to be presented by the recipient. Gifts up to a value of 200 Rand do not require an import permit. In addition, the note "FREE UNSOLICITED GIFT" is required on the shipment.

All other customs regulations for shipping, please refer to the link

For telephone inquiries please contact the responsible customs office at  +27 116 02 20 93

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