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Certificates of Origin

R1280 for 10 certificates, time 2-4 working days

Get the benefit of South African trade agreements by including certificates of origin with your export.

  • Apply 100% online, original certificates couriered to you

  • Choice of SADC, EUR.1, MERCOSUR, Form A and Chamber certificates

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SADC certificates of origin

R1280

What is it?
A document which confirms an export is of whole or partial South African origin according to the rules of origin set by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Agreement.

R1,280 for 10 certificates, R1,780 for 20 certificates, R2,980 for 60 certificates, R4,500 for 100 certificates

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EUR.1 certificates of origin

R1280

What is it?
A document which confirms an export is of whole or partial South African origin according to the rules of origin set by the SADC- EU Economic Partnership Agreement and EFTA-SACU Free Trade Agreement.

R1280 for 10 certificates, R1,780 for 20 certificates, R2,980 for 60 certificates

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Add a trade agreement to your export license

R1350

What is it?
Registration to export goods under the SADC (Southern African), AfCFTA (African), SADC-EPA and SACU/EFTA (European), SACU-MERCOSUR (South American), GSP (General System of Preferences) or AGOA (North American) trade agreements.

R1,350 + R350 per trade agreement

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STEP ONE

Select your services and fill out the online form.

Not sure what you need? Call or email us to talk to a consultant.

STEP TWO

We will email you the requirements.

Email us the required information and documents.

STEP THREE

Registrations

We handle all communication with the local registration bodies on your behalf.

STEP FOUR

Approval

All registration documents sent to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a trade agreement?

Trade agreements are agreements between two or more nations on how they will work together to ensure mutual trade benefits. These agreements determine the tariffs, or taxes and duties, that countries impose on imports. Generally, when countries have a trade agreement in place goods move more easily between those countries, and less duty taxes are imposed on the goods.

How will using a trade agreement benefit me?

Trade agreements generally lessen or remove the import duty associated with an item. For importers this means that your total landed cost will be less. For exporters, this lessens the total price the importer or buyer will pay, making your product more attractive compared to competitors from countries without that benefit.

What do I need to use a trade agreement?

For exporters: to make use of a trade agreement you need to:

  • Be registered with South African Customs as an exporter
  • Be registered with South African Customs as a user for the trade agreements that you are interested in.
  • Include an original copy of the certificate of origin specified by the trade agreement with each export. Goods must originate from South African in order to get an certificate of origin.

For exporters: to make use of a trade agreement you need to:

Ask your supplier to include a the certificate of origin specified by the trade agreement with each shipment. Make your clearing agent aware that you want to make use of the trade agreement.

Do all products benefit from trade agreements?

No, only products that originate in South Africa will be able to get a South African certificate of origin. In order to be classified as originating from South Africa goods need to be either wholly or partially produced in South Africa. Non-South African raw materials may be used, but a specified portion of the product’s value needs to be added in South Africa.

Some trade agreements, such as the AGOA trade agreement with America, only provides discounted import duty on specified products.

What countries does South Africa have trade agreements with?

We have summarized all the countries that South Africa has trade agreements with in this article.

How do I know what certificate of origin to use?

The SADC certificate of origin can be used for the SADC and AfCFTA trade agreements.

The EUR.1 certificate of origin can be used for the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, EFTA-SACU Free Trade Agreement and SACUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement.

The MERCOSUR certificate of origin can be used for the MERCOSUR-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement.

A Form A certificate can be used for the Generalised System of Preferences Agreement.

The AGOA agreement makes use of a VISA stamp on the commercial invoice.

A summary of all trade agreements with South Africa and their associated certificates of origin is available here.

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