Government's renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed...
The South African Revenue Service's (Sars) customs division intercepted a number of illicit goods at OR Tambo International Airport this week.
Heroin with a street value of R3.1 million, counterfeit clothes and illegal skin lightening cream were confiscated at the King Shaka International Airport on Thursday...
NEW YORK, USA: Bitcoin, a Florida judge says, is not real money. Ironically, that could provide a boost to use of the crypto-currency which has remained in the shadows of the financial system...
Everyone has a vested interest in tax compliance. The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has engaged in a five-year tax compliance programme spanning the tax years 2012/2013 to 2016/2017...
Ilse Groenewald 10 Apr 2015
As the festive season approaches, businesses should put an emphasis on proactively managing their supply chains to meet customer demand.
Adam Orlin 20 Nov 2013
Paying a fraction of the price for your favourite DVD might seem like a sweet deal, but the Department of Trade and Industry has warned that there is a very bitter side to pirated and illicit goods.
PRETORIA: There is no conflict between the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP), Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Rob Davies says.
According to Kaspersky Lab data, the share of spam in email traffic decreased steadily throughout 2012 to hit a five-year low. The average for the year stood at 72.1% - 8.2 percentage points less than in 2011. Such a prolonged and substantial decrease in spam levels is unprecedented.
The illegal clothing trade is a "multibillion-rand business", says Michael Lawrence, executive director of the National Clothing Retail Federation of SA. Illegal importers do everything they can to avoid paying duty, the upshot being that retailers who buy from them can undercut many SA retailers.
AsianScientist reports that two Vietnamese smugglers have been arrested at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport for attempting to smuggle rhino horns and elephant ivory out of the country. South African authorities arrested the two as they tried to leave the country.
"With an event as large as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it is necessary to have stringent regulations in place as to what kinds of products will be sold and how they will be marketed and branded," explains Paul Zacks, GM of Global Brands Group (GBG), the company appointed as FIFA's exclusive worldwide master licensee. "Our company is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the brand and we do that by working only with trusted retail, manufacturing and distribution partners."
Huge clampdown on counterfeit goods in Bay nets thousands of pirated DVDs, CDs.
Gareth Wilson 21 Apr 2008
The collaboration of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to set a framework of international standards should result in authorised economic operators becoming a reality and enable stronger cross-border customs relationships, quicker identification of high-risk goods, reduction of customs delays and collaboration with supply chains that open gates for more efficient world trade.
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Naseem Javed 31 Jan 2006