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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:
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.
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