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: 07 Aug 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 7 August 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a tariff exemption on the following goods:

  • 'electric heating resistors, for the manufacture of solid-plate stoves, solid-plate hobs and solid-plate tabletop cookers of heading 85.16', classified under rebate provision 316.09/8516.80/03.06/68
  • 'plates, for the manufacture of stoves, hobs and tabletop cookers of heading 85.16', classified under rebate provision 316.09/8516.90/03.06/65

 
The previous tax schedule was 20% in general, 6% for EU member states, 12% for EFTA member states, and 0% for the Southern African Development Community.
 
The temporary tariff reduction was requested by Defy Appliances (Pty) Ltd to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn recommended 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

448 Domestic appliances & parts
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851610 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters
851629 Other
851631 Hair dryers
851632 Other hairdressing apparatus
851640 Electric smoothing irons
851650 Microwave ovens
851660 Other ovens; cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters
851671 Coffee or tea makers
851672 Toasters
851679 Other
851680 Electric heating resistors
851690 Parts

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