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 Sep 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 14 September 2012, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) removed the import duty on AC electricity generators (alternators), classifiable under the tariff headings HS 8501.61.10, HS 8501.61.90 and 8501.62. The customs duty has been reduced from 5%, 10% and 10% ad valorem, respectively, to free of duty. The reduction affects all countries except EU member states, which were already exempted from the customs duty.
 
The ITAC based its decision on the finding that AC generators (alternators) for fitment into electric generating sets are no longer manufactured in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850161 Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA
850162 Of an output exceeding 75 kVA but not exceeding 375 kVA

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