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Moving to South Africa – Advise on Owner Packed Cartons

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For customers planning on moving to South Africa, we have been provided with advise from our agents about South African Customs Regulations that now apply on owner packed cartons.

In accordance with the South African Customs Regulations, “no packed by owner cartons (PBO)” or “cartons with contents unknown”, will be allowed into South Africa without automatic customs inspection.

Should cartons arrive in either of the above two categories, this will result in additional charges and may lead to re-exportation of the shipment back to the country of origin.

For customers moving to the South Africa please call your Abels customer liaison on their direct line or call head office on +44(0)1842 816600 or email