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On 1 October 2010, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 847 exempting the import tariff on certain types of petroleum hydrocarbons.
The duty reduction was requested by Karbochem (Pty) to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn recommended a tariff exemption, as Treated Distillate Aromatic Extract (TDAE) and Residual Aromatic Extract (RAE) used in the production of rubber and pneumatic tires are not manufactured in the SACU.
In order to protect domestic producers, the duty free import is subject to a permit, which is only granted as long as a shortage of the good in question exists.
Hence, the government did not change the tariff schedule, but introduced a rebate provision classified under 307.07/2710.11/01.06 and 307.08/2710.11/01.06 with the following descriptions, respectively:
The regular tariff schedule is 11c/li in general as well as for EU and EFTA member states. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is exempted from a 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.
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