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: 11 Mar 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 11 March 2011, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 196 exempting the import tariff on sodium hydroxide (caustic soda).
 
The duty reduction was requested by Mondi Limited and Moni Shanduka Newsprint (Pty) Ltd to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa. The Commission in turn recommended a tariff exemption, as caustic soda is not produced in sufficient quantities in the SACU.
 
Rebate provision
In order to control the inflow of the duty free good, the ITAC subjected caustic soda to a permit. Also, the government did not change the tariff schedule, but introduced a rebate provisions classified under 310.01/2815.12/04.06 to 08.06.
 
The regular tariff schedule is 20% in general as well as for EU and EFTA member states. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is exempted from a customs duty.
 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2010, 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

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2815 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
281511 Solid
281512 In aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)
281520 Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash)

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