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: 10 Apr 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 10 April 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) levied a customs duty on lead acid batteries of a kind used for starting piston engines. The affected tariff lines are:

  • HS 8507.10.05: rate of duty 5%
  • HS 8507.10.10: rate of duty 15%

 
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) introduced the duty since SACU manufaturers are facing price disadvantages vis-ŕ-vis foreign, especially East Asian manufacturers. Thus, the tariffs apply to products entering the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The EU, EFTA and SADC are exempted from the customs duty.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8507 Electric accumulators, including separators therefor, whether or not rectangular (including square).
850710 Leadacid, of a kind used for starting piston engines

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