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: 18 Dec 2015 | Removal date: 17 Apr 2016

Import tariff

On 18 December 2015, South African Revenue Service (SARS) reduced the import tariff on beet and cane sugar (HS 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99) from 304c/kg (approx. USD 0.22kg) to 245.4/kg (approx. USD 0.16 per kg)

The SARS uses a variable tariff formula in order to adjust the import duty to a dollar-based reference price (DBRP). The DBRP represents the lowest duty-free price an importer pays in order to import goods the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). In case the price dips below the DBRP, a duty is levied.
On 11 April 2016, the import tariff was further reduced to Rand 239.5/kg (approx. USD 0.16 per kg), see related measure.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170112 Beet sugar
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170199 Other

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