IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 16 Sep 2013 | Removal date: 15 Sep 2018
Still in force

Export tax

On 10 May 2013, South Africa's Minister of Economic Development gazetted Notice 470 of 2013, instructing the country's International Trade Administration Commission to stop exports of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal unless it has first been offered to domestic users of scrap.
 
The measure, which enters into force on 16 September 2013, gives the local industry a 20% deduction on the average spot market price of the previous month. The measure will be reviewed after five years.
 
Amongst the affected trading partners are all exporting countries, since they are competing with lower prices by local producers in South Africa. Excluded are Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia, as they form a customs union with South Africa.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720421 Of stainless steel
720429 Other
720430 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
7404 Copper waste and scrap.
740400 Copper waste and scrap.
7503 Nickel waste and scrap.
750300 Nickel waste and scrap.
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.
8101 Tungsten (wolfram) and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
810197 Waste and scrap
416 Other non-ferrous metals, cerments & articles thereos
8105 Cobalt mattes and other intermediate products of cobalt metallurgy; cobalt and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
810520 Cobalt mattes and other intermediate products of cobalt metallurgy; unwrought cobalt; powders
8108 Titanium and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
810890 Other
8111 Manganese and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
811100 Manganese and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
8112 Beryllium, chromium, germanium, vanadium, gallium, hafnium, indium, niobium (columbium), rhenium and thallium, and articles of these metals, including waste and scrap.
811221 Unwrought; powders
811292 Unwrought; waste and scrap; powders
811299 Other
8113 Cermets and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
811300 Cermets and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.

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