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: 06 Mar 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 6 March 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 239 introducing a duty exemption on filament yarn of polyester, classifiable under 5402.33. The tariff reduction will be granted on a permit system, in order to protect domestic competitors.
 
The previous tax schedule was 15% for all countries in general, 5% for EU member states, 8% for EFTA member states, and free of duty for the Southern African Development Community.
 
The tariff reduction was requested by the Textile Federation of South Africa (Texfed) to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn granted a tariff exemption, based on the fact, that the SACU market cannot meet the demand for the good in question.
 
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

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.
540233 Of polyesters

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