Advanced Programme in International Value-Added Tax and International Trade

Date: Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020

Application fee: R450.00

Once-off: R9,960.00

Lecturer: Christo Theron

South Africa has a destination-based value-added tax (VAT) system. The VAT rules dealing with the international movement of goods or services are closely linked to the rules governing customs and excise, exchange control, as well as general commercial rules governing international trade.

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In this programme, the relevant rules governing international trade from a customs and VAT perspective are explored and linked to other regulatory frameworks in a practical manner.

Course overview

The knowledge and practical skills across the following topics are covered:

  • International movement of goods and services.
  • Direct exports of goods.
  • Indirect exports of goods.
  • Zero-rated supplies to foreign going ships and aircraft, and to foreign failway operators.
  • Zero-rated export related services.
  • Importation of goods.
  • Input tax on imported goods.
  • Imported services.

Admission requirements

Minimum NQF 4, however, NQF 6 with a good understanding of the VAT Act is recommended.

Flexible payment options

Payment option 1: Once-off payment

R9 960.00 (incl. VAT).

Payments and cancellations

  • All required minimum payments must be made by direct EFT or by credit card before the commencement of a course.
  • Kindly note that should debit order payment terms not be adhered to; legal action will be taken.
  • Proof of payment may be requested before access to the iLearn platform will be communicated, should your payment not reflect on The Tax Faculty’s bank account.
  • Only written notice of cancellation will be accepted.


  • If the cancellation is requested more than 10 working days prior to the course, no cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • Students who register for a course and fail to attend will be held liable for the full course fee.
  • Course application fee is non-refundable.
  • CPD event delegates who book and fail to attend will be held liable for the full event fee.
  • The Tax Faculty’s liability in the case of a course being cancelled will be limited to a refund of the course fee.

For courses with a six month (or longer) rollout the following will apply:

  • Should a cancellation be received within six weeks of the course start date, the student will still be liable for 50% of the semester cost.
  • Should the cancellation be received after six weeks of the course start date, the student will be liable for the full semester cost.
  • Students may defer during a six month course to any other course with a rollout planned for longer than six months.
  • The course application fee is non-refundable.

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