SARS DOWNTIME DUE TO UPGRADING OF IT SYSTEMS
Please take note that the South African Revenue Services will be migrating to a new electronic services hosting platform from the 12th of April to the 16th of April 2019.
It should be noted that during this period, exports from South Africa should expect delays.
While processing at customs border posts will still be possible during this period, in the event that there is a customs query attached – the file shall remain pending until the completion of the migration on 16 April 2019.
This will have a direct impact on all loads.
The Customs Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) gateway, which is the primary electronic channel used by Customs clients to communicate with SARS, will not be impacted.