SARS to implement online Registration and Licensing of Customs traders

SARS confirms that its new Customs Registration, Licensing and Accreditation (RLA) system will be implemented on 20 April 2020. The main objective of the rollout will be the introduction of the eFiling channel for submission of registration and licensing applications. This ensures that services continue to be available during the lockdown period in order to minimise face-to-face contact.

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This first phase of implementation focuses on applications for 45 clients types only. Excise applications are not included in this implementation. In th mean time, Customs traders wishing to submit applications on the RLA system are encouraged to register for eFiling in the meantime (if not already registered). Please refer to the following guide: How to register for eFiling.