Tax: up to 15%

Duties: up to 22% 

Restricted items: None 

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays.  

Lead times: 2-3 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: isiZulu, isiXhosa, and Afrikaans 

The Complexities of Importing into South Africa

South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa, playing host to several big players’ regional HQs both in the Medical and Tech industries. Second-hand goods can be shipped into South Africa, but additional documentation is required and can take up to two weeks or more to the source. There are several factors that may influence global logistics cost including distance from IOR (Importer of Record) facility and goods being of unusual weight or size.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into South Africa

TecEx has established relationships with suppliers and can acquire all documentation and licenses quicker than most. We also have extensive experience in handling complicated transactions, such as those including second-hand goods. Let us look after your South African shipments for the simplest shipping experience possible. 

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