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Forwarding and Clearing Sub-Sector Code for B-BBEE

1. Scope of Application



1.1 The Forwarding & Clearing (F&C) Industry comprises of economic activities that relate to all imports and exports conducted in respect of goods entering or leaving South Africa as well as those transiting this country. It excludes importers and exporters whose core activity is not clearing and forwarding.


1.2 Thus, the F&C Industry serves as an input to every other industry in the National economy as well as many of those across South African borders. In addition cognisance is taken of the fact that the F&C Industry is a complex one. which involves various activities including freight management and supply chain logistics.


1.3 The F&C Industry is associated with all modes of transport that might be involved in the carriage of cargo as well as, service providers such as warehouses and transit sheds and the associated management of data.


1.4 The F&C Industry works closely with Governmental and parastatal Institutions such as SARS, the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the Department of Transport (DOT) and Port Authorities.