Shipping to South Africa from the United States

Shipping to South Africa from the US

South Africa import tax & custom fees

currency
Currency: African rand (ZAR)
tax threshold
Tax Threshold: 500 ZAR
tax vat gst
Tax (VAT/GST): 15%
duties calculation method
Calculation method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

South Africa calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs.

duties calculation method
Import duty product categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

  • Mobiles0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Computers0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories0%
  • Accessories (Battery)obiles0%
  • Health & Beauty20%
  • Fashion45%
  • Watches0%
  • Jewelry0%
  • Pets Accessories5%
  • Dry Food & Supplements5%
  • Home Appliances0%
  • Home decor20%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports0%
  • Luggage30%
  • Audio video0%
  • Documents0%
  • Gaming0%
  • Books & Collectibles0%

We are constantly trying to keep this information accurate, but it may change at any time.

Shipping Documentation to South Africa

Shipping internationally is a complex process that requires a lot of paperwork. It is a process that takes a lot of time and can be confusing. Forward.me automatically creates the necessary paperwork for your shipment based on the information you provide. This makes the process quick and easy for you.
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Tax Documents & Shipping Labels
  • Battery Statement

How Forward.me Works

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South Africa Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

shipping to alcohol from the US
AlcoholProhibited
Animals
AnimalsProhibited
Chemicals
ChemicalsProhibited
shipping to currency from the US
CurrencyProhibited
shipping to drugs from the US
DrugsProhibited
Explosives
ExplosivesProhibited
shipping firearms from the US
FirearmsProhibited
Fresh Food
Fresh FoodProhibited
Plants
PlantsProhibited
Seeds
SeedsProhibited
Tobacco
TobaccoProhibited

Confused on South Africa customs and regulations? Before shipping to South Africa (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for South Africa and other countries at ForwardMe.

Cities in South Africa. ForwardMe will ship American products to your door in any South Africa city, including:

Shipping to Johannesburg
Shipping to Vereeniging
Shipping to Pretoria
Shipping to Cape Town
Shipping to Bloemfontein
Shipping to Pietermaritzburg
Shipping to Durban
Shipping to Welkom
Shipping to East London
Shipping to Randburg
Shipping to Roodepoort
Shipping to Port Elizabeth
Shipping to Springs
Shipping to Centurion
Shipping to Sandton
Shipping to Polokwane
Shipping to Klerksdorp
Shipping to Rustenburg
Shipping to Kimberley
Shipping to Bhisho
Shipping to Benoni
Shipping to George
Shipping to Middelburg
Shipping to Vryheid
Shipping to Potchefstroom
Shipping to Umtata
Shipping to Brits
Shipping to Alberton
Shipping to Upington
Shipping to Paarl
Shipping to Uitenhage
Shipping to Queenstown
Shipping to Mmabatho
Shipping to Kroonstad
Shipping to Bethal
Shipping to Thohoyandou
Shipping to Vryburg
Shipping to Vredenburg
Shipping to Cradock
Shipping to Ulundi
Shipping to Mahikeng
Shipping to Saron
Shipping to Nelspruit
Shipping to Worcester
Shipping to Vanderbijlpark
Shipping to Grahamstown
Shipping to Standerton
Shipping to Brakpan
Shipping to Saldanha
Shipping to Tzaneen
Shipping to Graaff-Reinet
Shipping to Oudtshoorn
Shipping to Mossel Bay
Shipping to Port Shepstone
Shipping to Knysna
Shipping to Ladysmith
Shipping to Beaufort West
Shipping to Aliwal North
Shipping to Volksrust
Shipping to Musina
Shipping to Malmesbury
Shipping to Lebowakgomo
Shipping to De Aar
Shipping to Jeffrey’s Bay
Shipping to Lichtenburg
Shipping to Hermanus
Shipping to Carletonville
Shipping to Komatipoort
Shipping to Port Alfred
Shipping to Swellendam
Shipping to Bloemhof
Shipping to Bethlehem
Shipping to Montagu
Shipping to Bredasdorp
Shipping to Phalaborwa
Shipping to Caledon
Shipping to Moorreesburg
Shipping to Colesberg
Shipping to Piketberg
Shipping to Brandfort
Shipping to Prieska
Shipping to Velddrif
Shipping to Saint Helena Bay
Shipping to Kuruman
Shipping to Springbok
Shipping to Villiersdorp
Shipping to Darling
Shipping to Tulbagh
Shipping to Citrusdal
Shipping to Clanwilliam
Shipping to Porterville
Shipping to Kleinmond
Shipping to Vanrhynsdorp
Shipping to Klawer
Shipping to Genadendal
Shipping to Carnarvon
Shipping to Hopefield
Shipping to Port Saint John’s
Shipping to Lambert’s Bay
Shipping to Riviersonderend
Shipping to Onrus
Shipping to Pofadder
Shipping to Alexander Bay
Shipping to Ubombo

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