What is the SARS Preferred Trader Programme?

On 8 May 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) launched the Customs Preferred Trader Programme. It forms part of the customs modernisation initiative. The main objective of the Preferred Trader Programme is to shift from the traditional Customs “gate-keeper approach”, to a more “risk-based approach”.  Compliant traders  will receive benefits as stipulated in legislation for accredited clients. Read More (PDF)