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: 04 Apr 2014 | Removal date: 04 Jul 2014
Still in force

Import tariff

On 4 April 2014, South Africa increased the dollar-based reference price of beet and cane sugar (HS 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99) by 58%, from $358 to $566 per metric ton, based on a recommendation of the country's International Trade Administration Commission.
 
Whenever the import value of sugar dips below the reference price, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will levy an import tariff, which applies to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Since the increase meant that the current market price of sugar dipped below the (new) reference price, an import tariff of 132c/kg (approx. USD 0.125 per kg) was introduced. For the first time in four years, importers will now have to pay tariffs on imports of these types of sugar.


Update
On 27 June the import tariff was reduced to 92.6c/kg (approx. USD 0.087 per kg), see related measure.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170112 Beet sugar
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170199 Other

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