SARS back in court in battle over seizure of cheap Chinese clothing imports

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The SA Revenue Service says it was within its rights to seize 19 containers of cheap clothes imported from China.
The SA Revenue Service says it was within its rights to seize 19 containers of cheap clothes imported from China.
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The SA Revenue Service (SARS) has gone to court to defend its decision to seize 19 containers of cheap imported Chinese clothes that it says were massively under-invoiced.

The case is being closely followed by SA's beleaguered local clothing industry, which for years has complained of being unfairly undercut by cheap Chinese imports. 

The 19 containers were imported by a clearing agent, Dragon Freight, from Gauteng, and six other importers. The containers were detained and later seized by SARS in 2020 after the tax agency found the importers couldn't explain how they were able to source the goods at such low prices. 

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