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: 25 Apr 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 25 April 2014, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice R. 307, introducing new rebates for the industrial use of methyl ester sulphate under tariff subheading 3402.11.20 for use in the manufacture of washing preparations (detergents) classifiable in tariff heading 3402. While the tariff line has a general duty of 15% (with a reduced duty of 1.9% for imports from EFTA member states and duty exemptions for imports from EU and SADC countries), imports for use in connection with the production or manufacture of mixtures of fruit juices are henceforth entitled to a full rebate.
 
The ITAC based its decision on the fact that methyl ester sulphate is not manufactured in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and that the existing duty has an unnecessary cost-raising impact.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340211 Anionic

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