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The misdeclaration of cargo and the possible consequences if it’s a willful attempt to hoodwink shipping officials, is a hot topic at the moment.

A story carried last week about a R500 000 fine imposed on an exporter over an illegal attempt to send waste paper out of South Africa, received top traction.

In the post ( it was reported that Durban-based Haashim Agency was slapped with a R500 000 fine or five years in jail suspended for five years for trying to export waste paper without the necessary export permit.

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