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 increased the customs duty on towers and lattice masts for telegraph or electric power lines. The duty was increased from zero to 15 percent ad valorem. The affected goods are classified under subheading 7308.20.10. Member states of the EU, EFTA, and SADC remain exempted from the import duty.
 
The increase was requested by the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa. The Commission in turn recommended an increase in order to enable the domestic industry meet foreign competition and improve economies of scale.
 
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, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

421 Structural metal products & parts
7308 Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, lockgates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors,
730820 Towers and lattice masts

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