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: 19 Jun 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 19 June 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published a tariff reduction on canned pineapple:

  • Tariff exemption on canned pineapple for further processing, cassified under 460.04/2008.20/01.06
  • Tariff reduction (minus 20%) on imported canned pineapple for direct retail distribution, cassified under 460.04/2008.20/02.06.

 
The previous tax schedule was 55% ad valorem for all countries in general, 0% for EU member states, 55% for EFTA member states, and 0% for the Southern African Development Community.
 
The tariff reduction was requested by the South African Fruit and Vegetable Canners Association (SAFVCA) to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn granted a tariff change, on the grounds that domestic producers were unable to supply the SACU market with pineapples due to cadmium contamination. The rebates are provided by specific permit.
 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, the database was not available to provide the affected trading partners for Swaziland.
 
Update
On 5 August 2011, the rebate provision on canned pineapple for direct distribution (see second bullet point) was suspended by SARS Notice 625.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
2008 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
200811 Groundnuts
200819 Other, including mixtures
200899 Other

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