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On 17 July 2010, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 605 exempting certain leather goods used in motor vehicles from an import duty.
Previously, fewer goods were exempted from the import duty. In order to keep the domestic industry competitive, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa recommended additional leather goods to be freed from an import tariff.
However, the government did not change the tariff schedule, but amended the current rebate provision classified under 317.06/00.00/05.00 to include a wider range of leather products for fitment in a motor vehicle:
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.
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