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 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 27 September 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) reduced the customs duty on silo bags.
 
The duty reduction was requested by the National Chamber of Millings on behalf of Silobags Africa (Pty) Ltd., as silo bags are not produced in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The ITAC then recommended the introduction of a new 8-digit tariff line to reduce the import duty to 0%.
 
Changes of tariffs and codes
The original tariff code for silo bags was 3917.32.20 with a duty of 15% for all countries in general, 13.2% for the EU, 7.5% for EFTA member states, and free of duty for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Now, silo bags are classified under 3917.32.15 and are free of duty.
 
The duty and description of tariff subheading 3917.32.20 has also been slightly altered. It is now described as "other, of polymers of ethylene, seamless" with a duty of 15% for all countries in general, 5.7% for the EU, 11.3% for EFTA member states, and free of duty for the SADC.
 
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

363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3917 Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics.
391732 Other, not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials, without fittings

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