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: 07 Jun 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On June 7, 2013 upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published the elimination of the tariff on polyether-polyols (HS 3907.20.15). While EU-member countries had enjoyed duty free treatment even prior to the change, a tariff of 3.8% applied on imports EFTA-countries, and a tariff of 10% for imports from all other countries.

 

The ITAC based its decision on the finding that polyether-polyols are no longer produced in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and that the existing customs duty has an unnecessary cost-raising impact on downstream producers.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

347 Plastics in primary forms
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390720 Other polyethers

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