Definitions and terminology
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Export Trading House (representing at least three (3) SMME's)
An Export Trading House (ETH) is a business, which focuses on the promotion of export-trade through the marketing of products from different manufacturers. The principle/manufacturer is not allowed to participate simultaneously with the agent.
Commission Agent (representing at least three SMME's)
A Commission Agent (also referred to as Commissioned Agents) must have an agency agreement with a local manufacturer for the promotion of the manufacturer's products in the export market. The principle/manufacturer is not allowed to participate simultaneously with the agent.
Small, Medium and Micro-Sized Exporters - SMME's
SMME's must be privately, independently or co-operatively owned and managed, and must comply with any two (2) of the following quantitative criteria:
- Total annual turnover must be less than R40 million
- Total assets excluding fixed property must be less than R15 million
- Less than 200 full time employees
Historically Disadvantaged Individuals/Businesses - HDI's
For a business to qualify as a historically disadvantaged business, it must: be an SMME where at least 51 % of the business must be owned by black person(s), women or disabled person(s) of South African nationality.
Businesses that do not qualify under the definition of an SMME as stipulated by the EMIA Scheme, are classified as "other businesses".
Exporters registered with the Commissioner of Customs & Excise.
This term refers to Trade and Industry organisations representing specific sectors of trade and industry recognised by EMIA. These organisations include: Chambers of Commerce, Industry Associations, Provincial Investment Promotion Agencies (PIPA's), Export Councils, Official Provincial and Local Government Trade Promotion offices (TPO's), and thedti.
A value-added product is a product by which a South African business has increased the value of a product at each stage of its production, excluding initial costs such as indirect labour, commissions, taxes, and duties, but including raw materials and packaging, by 35%.
The daily subsistence allowance is provided in order to cover a portion of the hotel accommodation, meals, taxi fares, telephone calls, etc. No supporting documents are required with the claim.
HS-Code (Harmonised System Code)
This is an international code used to classify products that are imported and exported. The HS-Code (Harmonised System Code) or Tariff Heading can be obtained from Customs & Excise - Telephone: (012) 4224000.
The balanced score card approach is followed when making reference to an entity's affirmative action record and status:
- Black Owned Enterprise - 50.1% ownership and substantial management control
- Black Owned Entity - 25.1% ownership and substantial management control
- Black Women Owned Entity - 25.1% representation by a black woman within the black equity and management portion
Exhibition costs in respect of National Pavilions
The exhibition and related costs in respect of National Pavilion relates to all costs for services
provided by exhibition organisers, sub-contractors and experts to ensure the success of National Pavilions.
Preferred Service Providers (PSP's)
These are suitably qualified firms who have been appointed, through a tender process, to provide specialised air travel and freight forwarding services to EMIA customers. In order to improve the efficiency of the scheme and to provide increased service levels to customers, thedti has appointed Preferred Service Providers (PSP's), to the EMIA scheme, for the provision of Travel and Freight Forwarding services.
For the purposes of EMIA, third-party payments will be defined as a payments made by an entity other than the approved company or by any person other than the proposed traveller or director of the company. Any invoice or proof of payment made in another name will be construed to be a third-party payment.