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: 09 Apr 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 9 April 2010, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 269 introducing an exemption of the customs duty on certain fabrics.
 
The duty reduction was requested by Sheraton Textiles, Cotton Traders cc, Maytex Industries, and Classique Quiltors to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa.
 
Rebate provision
In order to protect domestic producers, the duty free import is subject to a permit, in order to avoid the abuse of the duty reduction, which is reserved for the production of home textiles.
 
Hence, the government did not change the tariff schedule, but introduced various rebate provisions on the following items: textile bed, table, toilet and kitchen linen; curtains and interior blinds; curtain or bed valances; other furnishing articles; other made up articles; mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered were created.
 
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

266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520811 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520812 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520819 Other fabrics
520822 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520831 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520832 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520842 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520851 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520852 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520859 Other fabrics
5209 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
520912 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520931 Plain weave
520942 Denim
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521031 Plain weave
521041 Plain weave
267 Woven fabrics of man-made filaments & staple fibres
5407 Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.04.
540710 Woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters
540753 Of yarns of different colours
540754 Printed
540761 Containing 85 % or more by weight of nontextured polyester filaments
540769 Other
5513 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing less than 85 % by weight of such fibres, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight not exceeding 170 g/m².
551311 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551321 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551341 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
5514 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing less than 85 % by weight of such fibres, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight exceeding 170 g/m².
551411 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551421 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551422 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5903 Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, other than those of heading 59.02.
590310 With poly(vinyl chloride)
590320 With polyurethane
590390 Other
281 Knitted or crocheted fabrics
6001 Pile fabrics, including “long pile” fabrics and terry fabrics, knitted or crocheted.
600122 Of manmade fibres
600192 Of manmade fibres

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