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: 14 Oct 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 14 October 2011, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) exempted certain textile yarns from an import duty. This was done by creating rebate provisions, instead of amending the regular tariff structure:
 

  • 311.41/54.03/01.04: Artificial filament yarn (excluding sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including artificial monofilament of less than 67 dtex, in such quantities, at such times and under such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit for the manufacture of textile and textile articles classifiable in Section XI of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, provided the Commission is satisfied that the subject yarns are not available in the SACU region

 

  • 311.41/5509.1/01.05: Yarn (excluding sewing thread) containing 85 per cent or more by mass of staple fibres of nylon or other polyamides, not put up for retail sale, in such quantities, at such times and under such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit for the manufacture of textile and textile articles classifiable in Section XI of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, provided the Commission is satisfied that the subject yarns are not available in the SACU region

 

  • 311.41/5509.4/01.05: Other yarn (excluding sewing thread) containing 85 per cent or more by mass of synthetic staple fibres, not put up for retail sale, in such quantities, at such times and under such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit for the manufacture of textile and textile articles classifiable in Section XI of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, provided the Commission is satisfied that the subject yarns are not available in the SACU region

 

  • 311.41/5509.51/01.06: Other yarn (excluding sewing thread) of polyester staple fibres mixed mainly or solely with artificial staple fibres, not put up for retail sale, in such quantities, at such times and under such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit for the manufacture of textile and textile articles classifiable in Section XI of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, provided the Commission is satisfied that the subject yarns are not available in the SACU region

 

  • 311.41/55.10/01.04: Yarn (excluding sewing thread) of artificial staple fibres, not put up for retail sale, in such quantities, at such times and under such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit for the manufacture of textile and textile articles classifiable in Section XI of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, provided the Commission is satisfied that the subject yarns are not available in the SACU region

 

The regular tariff structure for yarns is 15 percent forall states in general, 5 percent for EU , 7 percent for EFTAand freeof duty for SADC member states.
 
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

MAP
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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

264 Textile yarn & thread of man-made filaments or staple fibres
5403 Artificial filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including artificial monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540349 Other
5509 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
550931 Single yarn
550932 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550951 Mixed mainly or solely with artificial staple fibres
5510 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of artificial staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
551011 Single yarn
551090 Other yarn

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