Dear Valued Client

The dead line for re-registration for all Importers and Exporters is the 31st March 2023, this is done via your E-Filing platform and all companies are required to re-register.  Please ensure that you complete this re-registration by the deadline to avoid your entries being rejected.

What is RLA?In 2020 Customs updated their registration software to one that can speak to the SARS e-filing system. This new software system is called the Registration Licensing and Accreditation system, or RLA system for short. The RLA software will replace Customs’ old management software.Who needs to re-register?Every existing Customs’ user that is registered on the old software system needs to re-register on the new RLA system. If you have been a Customs client before April 2020 you will be registered on the old system and need to re-register. This includes:·       All importers·       All exporters·       All users of trade agreements·       All clearing agents·       All transporters of bonded goods·       All transporters crossing borders·       All storage warehousesWhat happens if I do not re-register?If you are not re-registered by 31st March 2023 your company will not be on the new system and no branch will be able to process applications, updates or renewals going forward.Are there any benefits to registering on the RLA platform? Yes! RLA is a 100% online system and linked to e-filing. Once registered on RLA any updates to your contact details (address, contact number), new registrations or renewals can be done quickly and efficiently. Customs requires contact details to be updated within 7 days of a change to not be liable for a penalty.

Please refer attached presentation with a step by step guide on how to register/re-register.

Should you have any question please contact:

Andrew Piasecki – Customs Compliance Manager