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: 12 Jul 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 12 July 2013, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) introduced a rebate of duty for woven fabrics of cotton (HS 5208.4) for the manufacture of boxer-shorts.
 
The customs duty was reduced to free of duty from originally 10 per cent ad valorem for goods originating from the EU and EFTA, and 22 per cent ad valorem for all other countries.
 
The ITAC based its decision, amongst others, on the fact that the fabric used for the manufacturing of boxer shorts is not produced in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).
 
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2012, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520812 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520813 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520819 Other fabrics
520822 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520829 Other fabrics
520832 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520839 Other fabrics
520842 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520851 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520852 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520859 Other fabrics

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