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Import/Export

Japan to South Africa

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to South Africa.

Alcoholic beverages are subject to excise duty. The importation of alcoholic beverages can only be accepted on a contractual basis through an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Shipments of alcohol to private individuals are prohibited even if shipped under ISC contract.

If import is of a non-commercial nature, then a Import Exemption Certificate will be required from the department of Agriculture.

If import is of commercial nature, a Liquor License and B - Code permit will be required from the department of Agriculture.

An invoice with an adequate description and country of origin is required.

Shipments of Lithium Metal Batteries are prohibited on Emirates Airlines flights which UPS uses to this destination country.

Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.

Passports can only be transported from Embassy in origin country to Embassy in South Africa.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries

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