All regulatory information for exporting wine goods to South Africa, including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.
South Africa is Australia’s largest trading partner in Africa and bilateral relations are strong. South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources. South Africa is part of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
South Africa and Australia are members of the World Wine Trade Group. South Africa has not yet signed either of the agreements formed by the group (Agreement on Oenological Practices and the Agreement on Labelling). South Africa has a robust wine regulatory framework with export controls similar to Australia’s.
South Africa and the European Union signed a Free Trade Agreement in 1999 which gradually reduced tariffs for European wines entering South Africa over a period of 12 years. In 2012 the tariff rate reached zero. In comparison, Australian wines entering South Africa attract a 25 per cent tariff.