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: 03 Oct 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 3 October 2014, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice R. 771, increasing the import tariffs on certain types of mussels (under tariff headings 1605.53.20 and 1605.53.90) from 5.5c/kg (approx. US˘ 0.5/kg) to 25% ad valorem. Imports from EFTA and SADC member states remain exempt from the duty, whereas those from EU member states remain subject to the import duty of 5.5c/kg.
 
In the year prior to the change, the average import price reported by the affected trading partners exceeded USD 4/kg. The new ad valorem tariff thus exceeds the prior duty and the measure is thus coded as discriminatory.
 
The measure took effect on 3 October 2014 and applies to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
1605 Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
160553 Mussels

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