Latest News & Reports

'Brace yourself for an increase in compliance audits' (read more)

04 September 2017

SA Revenue Services has published its Annual Performance Plan 2017/2018 ("the Plan") which, from a customs perspective, doesn't contain anything too shocking as according to the Plan, Sars intends increasing both customs and excise compliance and revenue.


PROPOSED INSPECTION FEES FROM DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (read more)

16 January 2017

The Managing Director of the designated assignee, LEAF Services, hereby invite comments
on the proposed inspection fees on Grain and Grain products.


EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM HS 2017 (read more)

05 December 2016

It should be noted that where a 6-digit subheading is amended to an active subheading with rates of duty or amended from an active subheading with rates to a heading with no rates of duty, the 6-digit subheading will be included in the substitutions.


Marine Freight Insurance

For all marine insurance needs, we have the expertise and buying power to get the best possible rates from A-rated underwriters through Eikos Risk Applications (Pty) Ltd. This ensures the best possible cargo cover for our clients at cost effective prices.

In terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Act (FIAS), we are mandated juristic representative of Eikos Risk Applications FSP Licence, issued by the Financial Services Board.

Should we provide a Freight/Shipping estimate including marine insurance, please note:

Existing Insurance clients – please ignore if you have undergone the process below except if your needs/risks have changed.

If included, the Marine Insurance estimate is a "Non-Binding Indication" of the cost. If you accept this estimate, Marine Insurance will not be automatically bound.

As per the Financial Advisory & Intermediary Services Act of 2002, an analysis of your marine insurance needs/risk must be performed.

Please contact Eikos Risk Applications (an authorised Financial Services Provider - FSP License 481) on 0861 333 312 or your Berry & Donaldson representative to request a Risk Profile Questionnaire or please complete the one enclosed and send to Eikos, as directed, in order for the needs/risk analysis to be performed, prior to the attachment of risk and for a formal Proposal of the terms, conditions and cost of the insurance cover to be sent to you, for your understanding, signature and acceptance. The signed Acceptance must be returned to Eikos. Only upon your receipt of a Confirmation of Cover Document from Eikos, will cover have been bound.

Any Marine Insurance will be arranged through Eikos Risk Applications (Pty) Ltd, an authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP License 481). B&D is a mandated Juristic Representative under the Eikos Risk Applications FSP License. Any complaints with respect to this insurance arrangement should be addressed to:

The Complaints Officer
Eikos Risk Applications?
P O Box 413292
Craighall?2024

Click here for our Letter of Introduction.

Click here for our Change of Insurer.