The Declaration of Origin (Form DA 59) must accompany goods exported to South Africa which are subject to anti-dumping, countervailing or safeguard duties or in respect of which import restrictions are imposed in South Africa against imports from specific countries or territories, and imported from a country or territory other than that for which the duty and /or import restriction is imposed.
Customs may require the Declaration of Origin for clarification with regard to the declaration or any other documentation pertaining to proof of origin or proof of preferential trade of the goods. Shipments must be stopped until the DA 59 is provided by the exporter.
When the form is required, exporters or suppliers must provide at least one original signed copy. A Chamber of Commerce Certification or a Customs stamp is not required.
The EUR1 certificate shall be issued by the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory on application having been made by the exporter. The exporter must be able to proof at any time the originating status of his products concerned. This form is valid for products of any value and must accompany the shipment in original.
Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website:
Invoice Declaration (EUR1)
An invoice declaration can be made out by a so called approved exporter for originating products of any value or by any exporter limited to originating products whose value does not exceed EUR 6,000.
The customs authorities of the exporting country or territory can authorised exporters who frequently exports products under the Agreement to make out invoice declarations irrespective of the value of the products concerned. Exporters granted with such an authorisation are referred to as approved exporter. The customs authorities grant him with a customs authorisation number which shall appear on the invoice declaration.
The exporter making out an invoice declaration must be able to proof the originating status of the products to the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory at any time.
An invoice declaration has to be made out by the exporter by typing, stamping or printing on an invoice, the delivery note or another commercial document. An invoice declaration shall bear the original signature of the exporter. An approved exporter shall not be required to sign such declarations provided he accepts full responsibility for any invoice declaration identifying him as exporter.
The text of the invoice declaration is laid down in the preferential trade agreement. Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website:
Important: Exporters making out invoice declarations but not having the status of an approved exporter with being exempt from signing invoice declarations are unable to use the UPS service of Paperless Invoice. They have to sign off the Paperless Invoice functionality for shipments where they want to use invoice declarations.
For more information,please refer to Free Trade Agreements
Bilateral free trade agreements or unilateral autonomous preferential agreements allow the import clearance of certain products with a reduced duty rate or with a full duty exemption. The products benefiting from the preferential treatment must fulfil the necessary rules of originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement.
An exporter who wants his products to benefit from the preferential treatment must be able to proof that his products fulfil the rules to be originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement and they must provide a preferential document validated by the customs authorities or document with a valid preferential statement issued by themselves.
The preferential trade agreement foresees the following preferential proofs above
For charges made for Export Shipments from United Kingdom to the destination country or territory, please refer to Brokerage Services and Charges-Export Shipments with United Kingdom as the destination.
Valid Driving Licenses can be shipped as documents. The description must clearly state 'driving license'. Shipping driving licenses require the approval of the UK customs authorities. A delay of minimum one day has to be calculated.
Please check the import related information if driving licenses are allowed for importation.
Mobile phones to all destinations from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.
Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).
It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
Export procedure ex United Kingdom
A formal electronic export declaration must be sent to customs authorities by the exporter or their representative. Customs authorities grant the release for export and issue an Export Accompanying Document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN). UPS operated simplified procedures allowing export formalities to be completed upto 14 days after export.
An informal declaration is possible for shipments up to a national threshold. The informal declaration is based on the invoice value and is restricted to shipments not subject to prohibitions and restrictions (for example, embargo regulations) or special export procedures (for example, temporary export). The informal clearance will be done by UPS at the point of exit.
Shipments up to a value of 873.00 GBP can be declared informally on the basis of the invoice.
The EORI (European Union Registration and Identification) number needs to be included with the Invoice for any shipment with value exceeding 873.00 GBP. The EORI number can be obtained by the shipper using website link: www.gov.uk/EORI
UPS offers the service to prepare export declarations on behalf of the exporter without additional fees.