IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
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. 835 reducing the customs duties of basic chemicals and primary polymers classifiable under HS 25, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38 and 39. Some tariffs were reduced and some others were exempted from the customs duty altogether.
 
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

162 Salt & pure sodium chloride; sea water
2501 Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anticaking or freeflowing agents; sea water.
250100 Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anticaking or freeflowing agents; sea water.
163 Precious & semi-precious stones; natural abrasives; other minerals
2519 Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite); fused magnesia; deadburned (sintered) magnesia, whether or not containing small quantities of other oxides added before sintering; other magnesium oxide, whether or not pure.
251910 Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite)
251990 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2903 Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons.
290312 Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
290323 Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
290331 Ethylene dibromide (ISO) (1,2dibromoethane)
290339 Other
290371 Chlorodifluoromethane
290391 Chlorobenzene, odichlorobenzene and pdichlorobenzene
2905 Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
290511 Methanol (methyl alcohol)
290512 Propan1ol (propyl alcohol) and propan2ol (isopropyl alcohol)
290516 Octanol (octyl alcohol) and isomers thereof
290517 Dodecan1ol (lauryl alcohol), hexadecan1ol (cetyl alcohol) and octadecan1ol (stearyl alcohol)
290519 Other
290531 Ethylene glycol (ethanediol)
290532 Propylene glycol (propane1,2diol)
290539 Other
290542 Pentaerythritol
2912 Aldehydes, whether or not with other oxygen function; cyclic polymers of aldehydes; paraformaldehyde.
291219 Other
2914 Ketones and quinones, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291450 Ketonephenols and ketones with other oxygen function
2915 Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291511 Formic acid
291521 Acetic acid
291529 Other
291532 Vinyl acetate
291533 nButyl acetate
291539 Other
291540 Mono, di or trichloroacetic acids, their salts and esters
291560 Butanoic acids, pentanoic acids, their salts and esters
291570 Palmitic acid, stearic acid, their salts and esters
291590 Other
2917 Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291712 Adipic acid, its salts and esters
291714 Maleic anhydride
291719 Other
291736 Terephthalic acid and its salts
291739 Other
2918 Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291811 Lactic acid, its salts and esters
291812 Tartaric acid
291814 Citric acid
291815 Salts and esters of citric acid
291816 Gluconic acid, its salts and esters
291899 Other
2921 Aminefunction compounds.
292111 Methylamine, di or trimethylamine and their salts
292119 Other
292141 Aniline and its salts
292143 Toluidines and their derivatives; salts thereof
292151 o, m, pPhenylenediamine, diaminotoluenes, and their derivatives; salts thereof
2922 Oxygenfunction aminocompounds.
292212 Diethanolamine and its salts
292213 Triethanolamine and its salts
292219 Other
292249 Other
292250 Aminoalcoholphenols, aminoacidphenols and other amino compounds with oxygen function
2924 Carboxyamidefunction compounds; amidefunction compounds of carbonic acid.
292421 Ureines and their derivatives; salts thereof
2929 Compounds with other nitrogen function.
292910 Isocyanates
292990 Other
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2835 Phosphinates (hypophosphites), phosphonates (phosphites) and phosphates; polyphosphates, whether or not chemically defined.
283524 Of potassium
283525 Calcium hydrogenorthophosphate (“dicalcium phosphate”)
283529 Other
283531 Sodium triphosphate (sodium tripolyphosphate)
283539 Other
2849 Carbides, whether or not chemically defined.
284920 Of silicon
284990 Other
343 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins; colouring matter n.e.c.
3204 Synthetic organic colouring matter, whether or not chemically defined; preparations as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter based on synthetic organic colouring matter; synthetic organic products of a kind used as fluorescent brightening agents or as lumin
320412 Acid dyes, whether or not premetallised, and preparations based thereon; mordant dyes and preparations based thereon
320416 Reactive dyes and preparations based thereon
320417 Pigments and preparations based thereon
320420 Synthetic organic products of a kind used as fluorescent brightening agents
320490 Other
3206 Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, other than those of heading 32.03, 32.04 or 32.05; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined.
320611 Containing 80 % or more by weight of titanium dioxide calculated on the dry matter
320619 Other
320620 Pigments and preparations based on chromium compounds
320649 Other
345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
2905 Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
290545 Glycerol
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3808 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphurtreated bands, wi
380850 Goods specified in Subheading Note 1 to this Chapter
380891 Insecticides
380892 Fungicides
380893 Herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators
380899 Other
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
3902 Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
390210 Polypropylene
390230 Propylene copolymers
390290 Other
3904 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.
390410 Poly(vinyl chloride), not mixed with any other substances
390421 Nonplasticised
390422 Plasticised
390430 Vinyl chloridevinyl acetate copolymers
390461 Polytetrafluoroethylene
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
3906 Acrylic polymers in primary forms.
390610 Poly(methyl methacrylate)
390690 Other
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390710 Polyacetals
390720 Other polyethers
390730 Epoxide resins
390740 Polycarbonates
390760 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
390791 Unsaturated
390799 Other
3908 Polyamides in primary forms.
390810 Polyamide6, 11, 12, 6,6, 6,9, 6,10 or 6,12
390890 Other
3909 Aminoresins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms.
390920 Melamine resins
390930 Other aminoresins
390940 Phenolic resins
390950 Polyurethanes
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3207 Prepared pigments, prepared opacifiers and prepared colours, vitrifiable enamels and glazes, engobes (slips), liquid lustres and similar preparations, of a kind used in the ceramic, enamelling or glass industry; glass frit and other glass, in the form of
320710 Prepared pigments, prepared opacifiers, prepared colours and similar preparations
320720 Vitrifiable enamels and glazes, engobes (slips) and similar preparations
3814 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
381400 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
352 Pharmaceutical products
2918 Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291822 OAcetylsalicylic acid, its salts and esters
2922 Oxygenfunction aminocompounds.
292242 Glutamic acid and its salts
2924 Carboxyamidefunction compounds; amidefunction compounds of carbonic acid.
292419 Other
292429 Other
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340211 Anionic
340212 Cationic
340213 Nonionic
340219 Other
340220 Preparations put up for retail sale
340290 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3812 Prepared rubber accelerators; compound plasticisers for rubber or plastics, not elsewhere specified or included; antioxidising preparations and other compound stabilisers for rubber or plastics.
381210 Prepared rubber accelerators
381220 Compound plasticisers for rubber or plastics
381230 Antioxidising preparations and other compound stabilisers for rubber or plastics
3817 Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of heading 27.07 or 29.02.
381700 Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of heading 27.07 or 29.02.
3818 Chemical elements doped for use in electronics, in the form of discs, wafers or similar forms; chemical compounds doped for use in electronics.
381800 Chemical elements doped for use in electronics, in the form of discs, wafers or similar forms; chemical compounds doped for use in electronics.
3820 Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids.
382000 Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382430 Nonagglomerated metal carbides mixed together or with metallic binders
382440 Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes
382490 Other
363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3916 Monofilament of which any crosssectional dimension exceeds 1 mm, rods, sticks and profile shapes, whether or not surface worked but not otherwise worked, of plastics.
391620 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
391690 Of other plastics
3920 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, noncellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials.
392010 Of polymers of ethylene
392020 Of polymers of propylene
392030 Of polymers of styrene
392049 Other
392051 Of poly(methyl methacrylate)
392061 Of polycarbonates
392062 Of poly(ethylene terephthalate)
392069 Of other polyesters
392071 Of regenerated cellulose
392091 Of poly(vinyl butyral)
392099 Of other plastics
3921 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics.
392112 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
392113 Of polyurethanes
392119 Of other plastics
392190 Other
369 Other plastics products
3918 Floor coverings of plastics, whether or not selfadhesive, in rolls or in the form of tiles; wall or ceiling coverings of plastics, as defined in Note 9 to this Chapter.
391810 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
391890 Of other plastics
3919 Selfadhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics, whether or not in rolls.
391910 In rolls of a width not exceeding 20 cm
391990 Other

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