Export Portal

Visit https://exportkzn.co.za and click on the Register link. Complete items as required in the registration form.
Be sure to include at least the Company Name and email address. An email will be sent to you confirming your username and password, which can be used to login at the provided link
  • Login with the supplied username and password at the link included in your welcome email (received after registration)
  • Manage Profile allows you to edit specific information by clicking on the item(s) that you would like to change
  • Add Company Logo enables the adding of an image which will be displayed as the company logo, in all search results
  • Manage Products provides two options, 1. Insert Product - to add new products and 2. Update Product - to add more information/detail for specific products and also to upload product images.
  • Change Password provides and option to change your password to one of your choice
  • Help provides a brief overview of the menu items and tasks that can be performed when selecting each
  • Logout logs you out of the system
  • Visit https://exportkzn.co.za
  • Select Product under section 1 in the Search Bar
  • Fill in the required information that you would like to search for
  • Click the Search button
Please contact the KZN Export Information Portal support team at support@exportkzn.co.za or 031 368 9600

About Exporting

  • It provides an opportunity to grow and sustain business operations;
  • It offers the advantages of a larger market with greater economies of scale;
  • It enables the Province of KwaZulu-Natal to attract investments and new business, thereby creating employment opportunities;
  • Export-driven growth for the Province and the South African economy is important as it allows the country to balance finances and surpass debt, thereby providing the facilities and materials for the export to exist in the first place; and
  • Increased export growth can trigger greater productivity, creating more exports in an upward spiral cycle.
All persons who will be exporting commercial goods from South Africa must register with the South African Revenue Services (SARS), and duly complete a DA185 registration form. This form can be downloaded from https://www.sars.gov.za/ClientSegments/Customs-Excise/Registration-and-Licensing/Pages/Exporters.aspx. New Applications lodged on a DA 185 Form, will require supporting documents which are also listed on the SARS website.

TIKZN Support for Exporters

TIKZN’s Export Development and Promotion Unit has various market development programmes that can assist you in promoting your products which include, online trade platform the KZN Export Information Portal, participation in inward and outward missions, and participation in selected local and international exhibitions.

Training and Workshops

Yes, the Export Development and Promotion Unit of TIKZN facilities regular export related training and workshops. Contact us on 031 368 9600 for information on the next capacity building activity.
Interested companies are requested to register on the KZN Export Information Portal so that TIKZN is able to notify you of these trade opportunities or alternatively contact us directly to discuss your export promotion requirements.


This information is available on the Department of Trade and Industry website i.e. http://www.thedtic.gov.za/ and links to these trade agreements is available on the South African Revenue Services website i.e.
The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System (HS) of tariff is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. HS Codes for products can be obtained from Customs and Excise on (031) 367 6100 or https://www.sars.gov.za. TIKZN can also be contacted for support on your HS Code.
The Incoterms rules or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that are widely used in International commercial transactions or procurement processes. A series of three-letter trade terms related to common contractual sales practices, the Incoterms rules are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs, and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. The Incoterms rules are accepted by governments, legal authorities, and practitioners worldwide for the interpretation of most commonly used terms in international trade.


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