IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

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: No inception date

Import tariff

On November 2, 2015 the U.S. Trade Representative announced that as of January 1, 2016 South Africa would no longer ship agricultural products duty-free to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Under AGOA, South Africa enjoys duty-free access to the U.S. market for nearly all products that might otherwise be dutiable, provided that they meet the program's rules of origin. This determination was reached under a review of South Africa that was mandated by Congress in Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. "South Africa continues to maintain several long-standing barriers to U.S. agricultural products. 'In the context of the review," the USTR noted, stating that "South Africa committed to benchmarks on poultry, pork, and beef that it would need to meet in order to demonstrate compliance with AGOA's eligibility requirements. South Africa failed to meet October 15, 2015 benchmarks related to U.S. poultry, including finalizing an avian influenza trade protocol for the export of U.S. poultry meat, as well as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) export certificate for poultry to enable poultry shipments to occur by the end of the year.U.S. and South African officials continue to engage to address and resolve barriers to U.S. poultry, pork, and beef." The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) had urged that AGOA benefits be withdrawn because of South Africa's reluctance to provide market access to U.S. meat products. According to NPPC, 'South Africa enforces import restrictions on U.S. pork to prevent diseases for which there are negligible risks of transmission from U.S. pork products.' More specifically, the South African Ministry of Agriculture restricts pork because of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.
These sanctions were ultimately avoided in a settlement between the two countries.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
1209 Seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing.
120991 Vegetable seeds
013 Fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080211 In shell
080221 In shell
080241 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
080830 Pears
016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
0901 Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
090111 Not decaffeinated
0902 Tea, whether or not flavoured.
090220 Other green tea (not fermented)
090240 Other black tea (fermented) and other partly fermented tea
0910 Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices.
091011 Neither crushed nor ground
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
0601 Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes, dormant, in growth or in flower; chicory plants and roots other than roots of heading 12.12.
060110 Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes, dormant
060120 Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes, in growth or in flower; chicory plants and roots
0602 Other live plants (including their roots), cuttings and slips; mushroom spawn.
060210 Unrooted cuttings and slips
060220 Trees, shrubs and bushes, grafted or not, of kinds which bear edible fruit or nuts
060230 Rhododendrons and azaleas, grafted or not
060240 Roses, grafted or not
060290 Other
0603 Cut flowers and flower buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared.
060311 Roses
060312 Carnations
060313 Orchids
060314 Chrysanthemums
060315 Lilies (Lilium spp.)
060319 Other
060390 Other
1209 Seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing.
120921 Lucerne (alfalfa) seeds
120922 Clover (Trifolium spp.) seeds
120923 Fescue seeds
120925 Rye grass (Lolium multiflorum Lam., Lolium perenne L.) seeds
120929 Other
120930 Seeds of herbaceous plants cultivated principally for their flowers
120999 Other
1211 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.
121120 Ginseng roots
121190 Other
032 Non-wood forest products
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080290 Other
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
2005 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200520 Potatoes
200540 Peas (Pisum sativum)
200551 Beans, shelled
200559 Other
200560 Asparagus
200570 Olives
200580 Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)
200591 Bamboo shoots
200599 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080212 Shelled
080222 Shelled
080232 Shelled
080242 Shelled
080262 Shelled
080270 Kola nuts (Cola spp.)
080280 Areca nuts
0804 Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
080410 Dates
080430 Pineapples
080440 Avocados
080450 Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080510 Oranges
080520 Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids
080540 Grapefruit, including pomelos
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)
080590 Other
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
0813 Fruit, dried, other than that of headings 08.01 to 08.06; mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter.
081310 Apricots
081320 Prunes
081330 Apples
081340 Other fruit
081350 Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter
2007 Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200791 Citrus fruit
200799 Other
2008 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
200811 Groundnuts
200819 Other, including mixtures
200820 Pineapples
200830 Citrus fruit
200840 Pears
200850 Apricots
200860 Cherries
200870 Peaches, including nectarines
200880 Strawberries
200891 Palm hearts
200893 Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitisidaea)
200897 Mixtures
200899 Other
2009 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200911 Frozen
200912 Not frozen, of a Brix value not exceeding 20
200919 Other
200931 Of a Brix value not exceeding 20
200939 Other
200941 Of a Brix value not exceeding 20
200949 Other
200961 Of a Brix value not exceeding 30
200969 Other
200971 Of a Brix value not exceeding 20
200979 Other
200981 Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitisidaea) juice
200989 Other
200990 Mixtures of juices
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170191 Containing added flavouring or colouring matter
170199 Other
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
2006 Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruitpeel and other parts of plants, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised).
200600 Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruitpeel and other parts of plants, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised).
239 Food products n.e.c.
0901 Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
090112 Decaffeinated
090121 Not decaffeinated
090122 Decaffeinated
0902 Tea, whether or not flavoured.
090210 Green tea (not fermented) in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg
090230 Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg
0910 Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices.
091012 Crushed or ground
091020 Saffron
091030 Turmeric (curcuma)
091091 Mixtures referred to in Note 1 (b) to this Chapter
091099 Other
2005 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200510 Homogenised vegetables
2007 Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200710 Homogenised preparations
2101 Extracts, essences and concentrates, of coffee, tea or maté and preparations with a basis of these products or with a basis of coffee, tea or maté; roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof.
210111 Extracts, essences and concentrates
210112 Preparations with a basis of extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee
210120 Extracts, essences and concentrates, of tea or maté, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of tea or maté
210130 Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof
2102 Yeasts (active or inactive); other singlecell microorganisms, dead (but not including vaccines of heading 30.02); prepared baking powders.
210210 Active yeasts
210220 Inactive yeasts; other singlecell microorganisms, dead
210230 Prepared baking powders
241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220710 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220820 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc
220830 Whiskies
220840 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugarcane products
220850 Gin and Geneva
220860 Vodka
220870 Liqueurs and cordials
220890 Other
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
220421 In containers holding 2 l or less
220429 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
391 Wastes from food & tobacco industry
0505 Skins and other parts of birds, with their feathers or down, feathers and parts of feathers (whether or not with trimmed edges) and down, not further worked than cleaned, disinfected or treated for preservation; powder and waste of feathers or parts of fe
050510 Feathers of a kind used for stuffing; down

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