The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) wishes to notify all customs clearing agents, importers, exporters, transporters, and the general public that, NamRA has identified a consistent pattern of undervaluation, misclassification, and non-declaration by customs clearing agents, importers, exporters, and the general public.
Consequently, with effect from 31 May 2021, all consignments irregularly dealt with or suspected of undervaluation, misclassification, and non-declaration will be detained forthwith in terms of section 98 (1) (a) and (b) of the Customs and Excise Act, No.20 of 1998 and in terms of section 67(5) of the Act, licenses (warehouse, Special warehouses, Agricultural distillers, Stills, Container depot and Clearing agents) will be suspended or canceled and dealt with in terms of the full provisions of the Customs and Excise Act. Penalties incurred for contraventions will be collected in terms in terms of Section 10, alternatively Section 104 of the Act.
NamRA will do everything possible to minimize disruption of services and regrets any inconvenience that may occur from the period of enforcement. Customs clearing agents, importers, exporters, transporters, and the general public are encouraged to ensure the accuracy of their trade data on their imports or exports to avoid inconveniences.
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