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

Import tariff

On 14 August 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 836 reducing the customs duties on certain chemicals. In order to do this, the goods were granted rebate provisions, i.e., an exemption of customs duty.
 
The changes were based on recommendations contained in South Africa's National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) in order to improve the export performance of downstream added value products.
 
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

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2815 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
281511 Solid
281512 In aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)
281520 Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash)
347 Plastics in primary forms
3901 Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
390110 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of less than 0.94
390120 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.94 or more
390130 Ethylenevinyl acetate copolymers
390190 Other
3905 Polymers of vinyl acetate or of other vinyl esters, in primary forms; other vinyl polymers in primary forms.
390519 Other
390529 Other
390530 Poly(vinyl alcohol), whether or not containing unhydrolysed acetate groups
390599 Other

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