Customs Declarations and Clearing


Date: Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024

CPD hours: 1 Hour

Time: 09:00 - 10:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Sipho Mhaga

This topic integrates other customs subjects covered in previous webinars, such as Product Classification, Rules of Origin, Customs Valuation, and Import & Export Controls, into a key phase of customs compliance.

Overview

The customs declaration and clearance process are a pivotal part of customs compliance, making it critical for importers and exporters to ensure a high level of attention to their cross-border operations. This topic integrates other customs subjects covered in previous webinars, such as Product Classification, Rules of Origin, Customs Valuation, and Import & Export Controls, into a key phase of customs compliance. Importers and exporters engage various stakeholders, including service providers, throughout the value chain to deliver products to their final destination. It is essential to identify the factors and steps for efficient and compliant declaration and clearance processes.

Understanding the sequential actions requiring attention throughout the value chain is necessary. You should be able to draft cross-border manuals, simple flowcharts, and service level agreements (SLAs) with involved stakeholders. Additionally, creating document/information checklists for employee reference and knowing when to obtain a customs health-check is crucial for high-level compliance and smooth, seamless clearances.


Webinar Content

  • Purpose of Customs Clearance
  • The Customs Clearing Process
  • Registration Requirements
  • Customs Declaration forms/docs Submissions
  • Clearing Instructions
  • Other Tax Jurisdictions (for reference and comparison)

Competencies Developed

  • Link customs clearance declarations seamlessly to other customs cornerstones such as Product Classification, Rules of Origin, Customs Valuation, and Import & Export Controls for effective cross-border operations and compliance.
  • Identify key factors within the business that will assist in efficient and compliant declaration and clearing processes.
  • Gain an understanding of other actions requiring attention throughout the value chain.
  • Draft cross-border manuals and simple flowcharts and prepare service level agreements (SLAs) with stakeholders.
  • Create document/information checklists for employees to refer to in performing their daily duties.
  • Identify areas for obtaining customs health-checks for high-level compliance and smooth clearances and provide detailed in-house customs training.

Presenter

Sipho Mhaga

Customs and Excise Senior Manager: Indirect Taxes

Sipho Mhaga is a Senior Manager – Customs & Excise at SNG Grant Thornton. He has over 19 years’ experience in Customs and Excise environment,  Sipho joined the firm in 2023 and before that he spent13 years in the Oil & Gas Industry working for Total Energies, advising business and NBE subsidiaries,  conducing training on customs and excise compliance. He represented Total Energies at SAPIA “petroleum industry body” with engagements with National Treasury, DMRE, SARS and revenue authorities in the BNE countries. He also spent 6 years working for SARS Customs and Excise division as Audit Specialist and advisor to policy department for legislation amendments.

He has bookkeeping training and audit articles Sithole CA (SA) Incorporated.


CPD

Attending this webinar and the successful completion of the online assessment will secure a certificate of completion for 1 hour of CPD.


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