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: 06 Feb 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 6 February 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the tariff rate on certain wire products from 5% to 15% ad valorem. The tariff affects 'barbed wire of iron or steel; twisted hoop or single flat wire, barbed or not, and loosely twisted double wire, of a kind used for fencing, of iron or steel':

  • HS 7314.31 (plated or coated with zinc)
  • HS 7314.41 (plated or coated with zinc)

 
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) decided to raise the customs duty since the SACU industry is not price competitive vis-ŕ-vis imports. Thus, the duty applies to products entering the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The EU, EFTA and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are exempted from the tariff.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7314 Cloth (including endless bands), grill, netting and fencing, of iron or steel wire; expanded metal of iron or steel.
731431 Plated or coated with zinc
731441 Plated or coated with zinc

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