Imports Workshop


The one day, “Importing into South Africa Workshop”, is designed for individuals and companies that import goods and services into the Republic of South Africa or want to start an importing business but do not know how to start the process.,

This workshop introduces a more practical approach to Imports and it’s VAT components so that the calculation and subsequent submission and payment to SARS are done accurately.

You will be able to understand the registration process, the changes in legislation, clearance requirements, keeping of records and VAT application of these transactions to name a few.

What makes this workshop invaluable to you and your business is not just the technical information that is explained in practical terms, but also the feedback of other delegates that are currently in the importation business.


This workshop is designed for any person that wants to know more about importation of goods and services into South Africa as well as the application of VAT and the submission thereof.

VAT does not have to be daunting anymore. If you want to get the most out of your VAT submissions and payments to SARS, this workshop is definitely for you.


During the workshop, the following Topics are covered:

  • Registration Process (ITAC and SARS)
  • Forms and their uses
  • New Customs Acts – Benefits
  • New Processes and concepts
  • New and old time periods
  • Release of Detained Goods
  • Buying & Selling:  Rates of Exchange
  • Transport & Movement of Goods
  • Warehousing
  • Bill of Entry
  • Importation of Services (VAT215)
  • Temporary Imports
  • Payment and Liability
  • Preferred Trader
  • Advance Ruling
  • VAT

What makes this workshop so unique is that physical examples will be looked at and the facilitator will assist all the delegates with queries and questions they have on the subject.







Ruzel van Jaarsveld – Presenter

She has over 20 years financial and bookkeeping experience, working with many industries and corporate environments, with extensive knowledge and practical application of trial balance, payroll, VAT, PAYE returns, Inventory control, Management Accounts, E-filing and Procedures of Importing and Exporting.

She is a seasoned appointed facilitator with Biz Facility, and for numerous years has been presenting various national practical financial workshops to business owners and corporate financial staff.


For more information contact
Gary Garbutt – General Manager

Office: 021 300 1230