Import/Export Guide


Import process overview

This information is intended to offer a general explanation of import requirements and to summarize the main import regimes for a person interested in establishing an importing business. A person who wants to import something for personal use only - not for resale, should consult the section on Traveller's Allowances. An importer or appoin...

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Export process overview

Export Customs clearance is generally handled in the same manner as import Customs clearance - exporters must present an export entry (SAD 500) at the Customs office prior to the actual exportation of goods. All supporting documents should accompany the declaration, such as: Commercial Tax invoices Bill of lading Airway b...

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Penalties for non-compliance

Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of the Customs and Excise Act, Act No. 20 of 1998, shall be guilty of an offence, and be liable for penal provisions in terms of Chapter XI, Penalties can be imposed for: Non-declaration, false documents and declarations, irregular dealings in goods, etc. ...

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Traveller's allowances

All goods and gifts, acquired abroad or in any duty-free shop including goods bought duty free on an aircraft and/or ship are subject to payment of customs duty and Value Added Tax (VAT), when brought into Namibia. As a concession however, travellers may qualify for the following: Certain duty-free allowances A flat rate assessment...

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