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: 23 Dec 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 23 December 2011, the government of South Africa removed the import duty on certain pistons.
 
The good carries the subheading 8409.99.30 and the following description:

  • Pistons, with an outside diameter not exceeding 155 mm, whether or not fitted with gudgeon pins, piston rings or cylinder liners or sleeves, for motor vehicle engines

 
Prior to the change, the import tariff was 20 percent for all countriesin general and 15 percent for pistons originating from the EU. Memberstates of EFTA and SADC were already exempted from the duty.
 
The duty exemption is based on a request by Masterparts (Pty) Ltd to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The Commission in turn recommended the exemption since pistons for diesel enginges are no longer produced in the SACU.
 
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

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

431 Engines & turbines & parts
8409 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the engines of heading 84.07 or 84.08.
840999 Other

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