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: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Effective 1 January 2012, the government of South Africa removed import duties on a range of products.
The prior rates were:

  • Paper and cardboard: 1.95 percent.
  • Aluminium foil & plates: 1.3 percent.
  • Polymers: 2.6 percent.

 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2011, the database was not available to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4802 Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and non perforated punch cards and punch tape paper, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than paper of heading 48.01 or 48.03
480256 Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
480257 Other, weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m²
480261 In rolls
480269 Other
4810 Paper and paperboard, coated on one or both sides with kaolin (China clay) or other inorganic substances, with or without a binder, and with no other coating, whether or not surface coloured, surfacedecorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (includi
481013 In rolls
481014 In sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
481019 Other
481022 Lightweight coated paper
481029 Other
481031 Bleached uniformly throughout the mass and of which more than 95 % by weight of the total fibre content consists of wood fibres obtained by a chemical process, and weighing 150 g/m² or less
481032 Bleached uniformly throughout the mass and of which more than 95 % by weight of the total fibre content consists of wood fibres obtained by a chemical process, and weighing more than 150 g/m²
481039 Other
481092 Multiply
481099 Other
4811 Paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, coated, impregnated, covered, surfacecoloured, surface decorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than goods of the kind described in hea
481141 Selfadhesive
481151 Bleached, weighing more than 150 g/m²
481159 Other
481190 Other paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres
4816 Carbon paper, selfcopy paper and other copying or transfer papers (other than those of heading 48.09), duplicator stencils and offset plates, of paper, whether or not put up in boxes.
481620 Selfcopy paper
481690 Other
347 Plastics in primary forms
3901 Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
390110 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of less than 0.94
390120 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.94 or more
390130 Ethylenevinyl acetate copolymers
390190 Other
3902 Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
390210 Polypropylene
390220 Polyisobutylene
390230 Propylene copolymers
390290 Other
3904 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.
390410 Poly(vinyl chloride), not mixed with any other substances
390421 Nonplasticised
390422 Plasticised
390461 Polytetrafluoroethylene
390490 Other
3905 Polymers of vinyl acetate or of other vinyl esters, in primary forms; other vinyl polymers in primary forms.
390521 In aqueous dispersion
390529 Other
390530 Poly(vinyl alcohol), whether or not containing unhydrolysed acetate groups
390599 Other
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340211 Anionic
340212 Cationic
340213 Nonionic
340219 Other
340220 Preparations put up for retail sale
340290 Other
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7606 Aluminium plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm.
760611 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760612 Of aluminium alloys
760691 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760692 Of aluminium alloys
7607 Aluminium foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm.
760711 Rolled but not further worked
760719 Other
760720 Backed

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