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: 08 Oct 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 8 October 2010, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 871 exempting the import tariff on certain components used in the production of set top boxes.
 
The duty reduction was requested by Reutech Radar Systems (Pty) Ltd. to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa. The Commission in turn recommended a tariff exemption, as certain components are not manufactured in the SACU.
 
The ITAC did not specify which components will benefit from the duty exemption, but offered a list of major components carrying the codes 8504, 8506, 8536, and 8544.
 
Rebate provision
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 316.17/00.00/03.00 with the following description:

  • Goods of any description used in the manufacture of reception apparatus for television not designed to incorporate a video display or screen, classifiable in tariff subheading 8528.71

 
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

461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850410 Ballasts for discharge lamps or tubes
850421 Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 650 kVA
850422 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 650 kVA but not exceeding 10,000 kVA
850423 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 10,000 kVA
850431 Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 1 kVA
850432 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 1 kVA but not exceeding 16 kVA
850433 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 16 kVA but not exceeding 500 kVA
850434 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 500 kVA
850440 Static converters
850450 Other inductors
850490 Parts
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
463 Insulated wire & cable; optical fibre cables
8544 Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including coaxial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with
854411 Of copper
854419 Other
854420 Coaxial cable and other coaxial electric conductors
854430 Ignition wiring sets and other wiring sets of a kind used in vehicles, aircraft or ships
854442 Fitted with connectors
854449 Other
854460 Other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
854470 Optical fibre cables
464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8506 Primary cells and primary batteries.
850610 Manganese dioxide
850650 Lithium
850680 Other primary cells and primary batteries

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