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Ken Watkins
02-09-2011, 01:47 AM
Does anybody have any experience of importing equipment from outside SA.

I am particularly interested in the level of customs duty, that may be charged.

Johan Kruger
03-01-2011, 02:19 PM
Whenever i've bought stuff the only extra cost was the dhl fees + VAT on the declared amount

Morkel Erasmus
03-08-2011, 03:48 PM
as far as I could gather, Ken (did some research last week as I also want to bring stuff in sometimes) it works like this:

lenses - you only pay 14% VAT upon clearing customs
cameras and accessories - you pay the 14% VAT plus a 7% customs levy (thus 21%)

hope this helps?

Ken Watkins
03-09-2011, 01:16 AM
Johan and Morkel,

Thanks for your responses, I can confirm that this is correct, as I have just paid 14% on my import of a new 70-200mm, ordered from New Zealand (cheapest I could find) and shipped from Singapore:2