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: 12 Jun 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 12 June 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) allowed for a tariff exemption on certain textile products used for manufacture of clothing. The goods are classifiable under the following subheadings: 5208.4,5210.4, 5407.5, 5407.61, 5408.1, 5801, and 5810.
 
The previous average customs duty structure was 18.33%, 15.2%, and 17.6% for headings 52, 54, and 58, respectively.
 
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

266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520819 Other fabrics
520822 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520831 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520832 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520842 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520851 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520852 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520859 Other fabrics
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521041 Plain weave
267 Woven fabrics of man-made filaments & staple fibres
5407 Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.04.
540761 Containing 85 % or more by weight of nontextured polyester filaments
268 Special fabrics
5801 Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics, other than fabrics of heading 58.02 or 58.06.
580122 Cut corduroy
580132 Cut corduroy
580137 Warp pile fabrics
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5810 Embroidery in the piece, in strips or in motifs.
581092 Of manmade fibres

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