IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 27 Nov 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has recommended a reduction in the rate of import duty on synthetic filament yarn classified under tariff heading 54.01 and 54.02. The rate of duty has been reduced from 15% ad valorem to free of duty. Description of items under the tariff heading include: Sewing thread of synthetic filament, high tenacity yarn of polyester and textured yarn of polyester.
 
The Textile Federation of South Africa applied for the reduction in duty citing the inability of the industry to fully supply the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) market
 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

264 Textile yarn & thread of man-made filaments or staple fibres
5401 Sewing thread of manmade filaments, whether or not put up for retail sale.
540110 Of synthetic filaments
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540261 Of nylon or other polyamides
540262 Of polyesters
355 Man-made fibres
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540211 Of aramids
540220 High tenacity yarn of polyesters
540232 Of nylon or other polyamides, measuring per single yarn more than 50 tex
540233 Of polyesters
540234 Of polypropylene
540244 Elastomeric
540245 Other, of nylon or other polyamides
540249 Other
540252 Of polyesters

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