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: 22 Dec 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 22 December 2014, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) decidedto provide for a rebate of the full duty (20%) on sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in aqueous solution (HS 2815.12) for use in the manufacture of sodium hypochlorite.
 
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) found that caustic soda is manufactured in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) but not in sufficient quantities to meet the SACU market requirements. It is especially a burden for domestic producers, since the end product, sodium hypochlorite, can be imported free of duty.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2815 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
281512 In aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)

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