Permits are required for goods of a strategic nature, those of national interest, and those that are regarded as national assets or goods regarded as raw materials for manufacturing purposes.
Permits are issued to control the exportation of goods regarded as raw materials for manufacturing as well. Other areas under the spotlight are terms the control of goods used for crime prevention and to ensure that the strategies of beneficiation of minerals and semi precious stones are exported within the laws of the country.
Every country has its own regulations. In South Africa an export permit application form can be downloaded from the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) Website.
- The average period for the issuing of a permit is three days
- These permits are issued free of charge.