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REQDOC (REQUEST FOR DOCUMENT) SARS Explained The REQDOC message is used to request the last successful CUSRES of an entry. The LRN and or MRN must be provided in the REQDOC. A CUSRES will be sent to verify if the request can be fulfilled or not followed by the CUSRES in question if available. Note Read More →

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PRODAT (PRODUCT DATA) Message SARS Overview Tariffs are amended on a regular basis and get published in the Government Gazette. Agents then need to update their master files with the amended information in order to supply the correct tariff information on declarations. This is a time consuming, tedious capturing and checking effort. With the introduction Read More →

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CUSCAR: Customs Cargo Report (SARS EDI Guides) The CUSCAR message is used for supplying manifest information to SARS electronically. For each CUSCAR message received, SARS will return a CUSRES message with either a Status 6 (Rejected), Status 8 (Accepted) or Status 9 (Duplicate). Illustration below shows the relationship between EQD and SGP segments. To learn Read More →

CUSRES

SARS EDI Transactions: CUSRES (used in conjunction with CUSDEC (IMPORTS/EXPORTS) Once the CUSDEC message has passed translation successfully, it is mapped to the internal file format and passed on to the import / export system. There are various instances where a CUSRES (Customs Response) message could be created. These are: A CUSRES is generated denoting Read More →

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SARS EDI Transactions: CUSDEC (CUSTOMS DECLARATION) A CUSDEC (Customs Declaration) message must be received by customs for each declaration. This information will be received centrally at the SARS EDI facility at HeadOffice. Once received, the data is automatically translated to ensure the information received conforms to the UN/EDIFACT syntax rules. Once this is established, a Read More →

Public Key

Public Key Usage Basic Terms (SARS Explained) This blog gives one more list of useful definitions while using Public Key Infrastructure in EDI communication. Message Digest A string of digits (or string value) that is created by using a formula called a one-way hash function. The data for which the message digest is calculated is Read More →

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The Customs Act and EDI Release: SARS Explained This blog contains the Customs Act, Section 101A, Electronic communication for the purposes of customs and excise procedures as well as the Rules to Section 101A, for reference purposes. The first part – in the previous blog post. The Commissioner may set out in such agreement: (a) any Read More →

Barcoding EDI

Barcoding and Global GS1 Standardization World business communications count a hundred thousand different companies and organizations. Doing common worldwide business demands general rules and directives that help many companies reduce inter-industry problems. Global standards provide common language of information exchange, identification and business rules. Due to this, companies can cooperate in some vital points that Read More →

GS1 Guidelines

GS1 Guidelines for the Transport Pick-up / Drop-off Request and Confirmation Transactions Transport Pick-up / Drop-off Request message enables the request for an appointment to collect goods at a pick-up location or to deliver goods at a drop-off location. Initial information about the collection and delivery of goods may already have been exchanged in the transport instruction. Read More →

Barcode Supported Symbologies

Do it Best Corp. Supported Symbologies Success in barcoding depends on cooperation between vendors, Do it Best Corp., and members. Some Do it Best Corp. members have been scanning for a number of years, even though up to this point no mandate has been made requiring vendors to comply with GS1 (Uniform Code Council or UCC) Read More →