Implementation of 24 hrs rule in South Africa
"The South African Government is implementing the Reporting for Conveyances and Goods (RCG) project.
For all containerized cargo arriving as of 20th April 2018 in South Africa the manifest details need to be reported to the customs authorities (SARS) latest 24 hours prior loading of the containers.
The rule is applicable for all containers discharged in South Africa including transhipment containers (like for Mozambique, Angola etc).
The charterers / shippers shall provide all necessary information to the carrier and/or their agents to enable the carrier to submit a timely and accurate cargo declaration. This requires that shipping instructions be submitted in full as instructed by the carrier and / or their agents, but in any case no later than 48 hours prior to vessels commencement of loading.
We refer in this respect to the MACS Special Trading Terms and Requirements for SA-Shipments, click here."