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: 24 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 31 July 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published a tariff exemption on 'vulcanised rubber bands in immediate packaging of 20 kg or more'. The customs rebate is classified under 40.16/4016.99.13/8 and took effect on 24 July 2009.
 
The previous tax schedule was 15% ad valorem in general, 5.7% for EU member states, 11.3% for EFTA member states, and 0% for the Southern African Development Community.
 
The temporary tariff reduction was requested by Trefoil Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn agreed to a tariff exemption, on the grounds that the good in question is not being produced in the SACU region.
 
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

362 Other rubber products
4016 Other articles of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber.
401610 Of cellular rubber
401691 Floor coverings and mats
401693 Gaskets, washers and other seals
401694 Boat or dock fenders, whether or not inflatable
401699 Other

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