South Africa Durban

South Africa: Conveyances and Goods (RCG)

South Africa Durban

12 Apr 2018

As from 20th April 2018

The South African Government is implementing the Reporting for Conveyances and Goods (RCG) project.

Manifest details for all containerized cargo arriving as of 20th April 2018 into South Africa are now required to be reported to customs authorities (SARS).  This applies to all cargo being imported, as well as cargo trans-shipped via South Africa.

The RCG requires carriers and NVOCC’s to electronically file details of all cargo on any vessel intended to sail for South Africa, 24 hours prior to departure from the port of origin. If this deadline is not met, cargo cannot be unloaded from this vessel without express permission from customs authorities.

In order to meet the requirements of the South African customs, it is important that we have the complete B/L instructions in our possession in time.

More information ?

Visit our country page (under practical info) about South Africa for information about required transport documents, facts & figures and economy.