Exporting Guidelines

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1 Guide to exporting from SA – Documentation for Exports
An essential feature of all export sales transactions is export documentation. There are various categories of documents required in export trade. This section lists the basic documentation required for an export shipment. Not all the documents listed below are required for every export transaction; many of them are applicable to specific products or circumstances and/or countries.

Examples of some of the documentation discussed in this section are given under the section entitled specimen documentation. Checklist of cost factor identified by the exporter to facilitate pricing the product for export to achieve required profit margin. Factors differ from company to company, product to product and mode of transport.
2 Exporting Chemicals
If you want to export certain chemicals, you need permission from the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac).

Chemicals are controlled to comply with the provisions of the Montreal Protocol and the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. These are international efforts to protect the ozone layer and fight international drug dealing respectively.

When you apply for a permit to export chemicals, you must get a letter of recommendation from the South African Police Service (Saps) or from the Department of Environmental Affairs, depending on the chemical you want to export.

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