This serves to confirm that as of 10 February 2012 all clearing agents may process their entries through any designated port. Please note that you are no longer required to apply to be a clearing for a specific branch office. All applications will therefore by definition be national clearing agent applications.
Customs Bond: Clearing agent
· No bond is required at time of application for licensing as a clearing agent.
· A bond will only be determined if the client is found to be non-compliment over a period six(6) months as determined by the Alberton Compliance Centre (Licensing and Registration).
· The bond amount must be determined based on the under-mentioned and only one (1) bond must be accepted to enable the client to conduct business country – wide (all branch office):
A) First non-compliance : R100 000
B) Second non-compliance : R150 000
C) Third non-compliance : R200 000
· No deductions as per paragraph 2.3 may be applied
It is Customs aim to improve efficiency through their continuous improvement initiatives. They therefore, trust that you will find this measure beneficial to your operational effectiveness.