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: 04 Dec 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The International Trade Administration Commission on 26 June 2009 gazetted an application, lodged by the South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu), to have tariffs on 127 lines of garments raised to the applied rate of 40% to 45%, the latter being the rate at which South Africa agreed to bind duties in the WTO. The garments in question include underwear, shirts, trousers, jackets, blazers, overcoats and raincoats. Respondents have four weeks from the 26 June 2009 to make any objections known.
 
Ultimately, the rate of duty on 121 clothing items under chapters 61 and 62 was increased from 40% to the WTO bound rate of 45% ad valorem and an increase from 20% to 45% on three (hoistery) lines. The items include jackets and blazers, bibs, trousers, dresses, mens or boys shirts (knitted or crocheted).
 
This measure was in addition to those removing import duties on a range of intermediate inputs not domestically manufactured such as metalised yarn, lace, certain forms of artificial filament yarn and the introduction of rebate provisions allowing duty-free access to certain intermediate inputs. 
 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, 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

282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6103 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610342 Of cotton
610343 Of synthetic fibres
610349 Of other textile materials
6104 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610423 Of synthetic fibres
610442 Of cotton
610443 Of synthetic fibres
610462 Of cotton
610463 Of synthetic fibres
610469 Of other textile materials
6105 Men's or boys' shirts, knitted or crocheted.
610510 Of cotton
610520 Of manmade fibres
610590 Of other textile materials
6106 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses, knitted or crocheted.
610610 Of cotton
610620 Of manmade fibres
610690 Of other textile materials
6107 Men's or boys' underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610711 Of cotton
610712 Of manmade fibres
6108 Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610821 Of cotton
610822 Of manmade fibres
610831 Of cotton
610832 Of manmade fibres
610839 Of other textile materials
610892 Of manmade fibres
610899 Of other textile materials
6109 Tshirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
610910 Of cotton
610990 Of other textile materials
6110 Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
611011 Of wool
611020 Of cotton
611030 Of manmade fibres
611090 Of other textile materials
6111 Babies' garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
611120 Of cotton
611130 Of synthetic fibres
611190 Of other textile materials
6112 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear, knitted or crocheted.
611211 Of cotton
611212 Of synthetic fibres
611219 Of other textile materials
611241 Of synthetic fibres
611249 Of other textile materials
6115 Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.
611529 Of other textile materials
611595 Of cotton
611599 Of other textile materials
6201 Men's or boys' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.03.
620113 Of manmade fibres
620119 Of other textile materials
620192 Of cotton
620193 Of manmade fibres
6202 Women's or girls' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.04.
620212 Of cotton
620213 Of manmade fibres
620293 Of manmade fibres
6203 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620332 Of cotton
620333 Of synthetic fibres
620339 Of other textile materials
620341 Of wool or fine animal hair
620342 Of cotton
620343 Of synthetic fibres
620349 Of other textile materials
6204 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620419 Of other textile materials
620422 Of cotton
620423 Of synthetic fibres
620429 Of other textile materials
620432 Of cotton
620433 Of synthetic fibres
620439 Of other textile materials
620442 Of cotton
620443 Of synthetic fibres
620449 Of other textile materials
620452 Of cotton
620453 Of synthetic fibres
620459 Of other textile materials
620462 Of cotton
620463 Of synthetic fibres
620469 Of other textile materials
6205 Men's or boys' shirts.
620520 Of cotton
620530 Of manmade fibres
620590 Of other textile materials
6206 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses.
620630 Of cotton
620640 Of manmade fibres
620690 Of other textile materials
6207 Men's or boys' singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles.
620711 Of cotton
620719 Of other textile materials
620721 Of cotton
620791 Of cotton
6209 Babies' garments and clothing accessories.
620920 Of cotton
620930 Of synthetic fibres
6211 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear; other garments.
621111 Men's or boys'
621132 Of cotton
621133 Of manmade fibres
621143 Of manmade fibres
6212 Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted.
621210 Brassieres

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