IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Feb 2015 | Removal date: 12 Sep 2018
Still in force

Export tax

On 13 February 2015, South Africa increased the domestic price preference on aluminium scrap to 25% and steel and stainless steel scrap to 30% from originally 20%. The price reduction for all other scrap metals remains unaltered at 20%.
 
In 2013, South Africa introduced price preferences for domestic purchasers of certain metal exports (see also measure no. 6548). The metals covered by this scheme may only be exported if no domestic purchaser can be found for a given discount of the average international spot market price of the previous month.
 
As the export restriciton exists since 2013, only two exporting trade partners have been registered to be affected by the measure. Also, South Africa is in a customs union with Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia which requires South Africa to harmonize its customs policies with each of the other countries.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720421 Of stainless steel
720429 Other
720430 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.

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