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: 03 Jul 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 20 November 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 1159 exempting the import tariff goods for the manufacture of electricity meters. The Notice has a retrospective effect from 3 July 2015.
 
The duty reduction was requested by Metering Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of US multinational Itron Inc, to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa. The Commission in turn recommended a tariff exemption, as the goods required for the production of electricity meters have to be imported.
 
Rebate provision
In order to control the inflow of the duty free goods, the import is subjected to a permit by the ITAC. Also, the government did not change the tariff schedule, but introduced a rebate provision classified under 318.03/00.00/01.00.
 
Amongst the goods that are affected, the ITAC suggested relays, rubber keypads, and switches. The regular tariff schedule for such goods varies from 5% to 15%.

Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2014, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Namibia, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392620 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts)
347 Plastics in primary forms
3910 Silicones in primary forms.
391000 Silicones in primary forms.
348 Synthetic rubber & mixtures thereof in primary forms
4002 Synthetic rubber and factice derived from oils, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of heading 40.01 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.
400211 Latex
400219 Other
400220 Butadiene rubber (BR)
400231 Isobuteneisoprene (butyl) rubber (IIR)
400239 Other
400249 Other
400259 Other
400260 Isoprene rubber (IR)
400270 Ethylenepropylenenonconjugated diene rubber (EPDM)
400299 Other
369 Other plastics products
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392610 Office or school supplies
392630 Fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like
392640 Statuettes and other ornamental articles
392690 Other
452 Computing machinery & parts
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851769 Other
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8535 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, fuses, lightning arresters, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, plugs and other connectors, junction boxe
853521 For a voltage of less than 72.5 kV
853529 Other
853530 Isolating switches and makeandbreak switches
853540 Lightning arresters, voltage limiters and surge suppressors
853590 Other
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
853610 Fuses
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
853670 Connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables
853690 Other apparatus
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
853720 For a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
8538 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of heading 85.35, 85.36 or 85.37.
853810 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases for the goods of heading 85.37, not equipped with their apparatus
853890 Other
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851711 Line telephone sets with cordless handsets
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
851718 Other
851761 Base stations
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 Parts

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