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: 28 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 28 May 2010, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 441 exempting the import tariff on plug inserts and sockets.
 
The duty reduction was requested by Apex Power Cord Set Technologies to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn recommended a tariff exemption, as international type plug inserts and sockets are not produced in the SACU.
 
Rebate provision
The government did not change the tariff schedule, but introduced a rebate facility of full duty classified under 316.11/8536.69 /01.06 with the following description:

  • Plug inserts without casings and socket inserts without outer casings, for use in the manufacture of insulated electric cables fitted with a plug moulded to the one side and a socket moulded to the other side, for a voltage not exceeding 250 V, classifiable in tariff subheading 8544.42

 
The regular tariff schedule for sockets and plug inserts varies between 15% and 5%, except for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which is exempted from the duty.
 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2009, 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

462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8536 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lampholders and other connectors, junction boxes), for
853620 Automatic circuit breakers
853630 Other apparatus for protecting electrical circuits
853641 For a voltage not exceeding 60 V
853649 Other
853650 Other switches
853661 Lampholders
853669 Other
853690 Other apparatus

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