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: 19 Jun 2015 | Removal date: 18 Aug 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 19 June 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the customs duty on:

  • wheat 46.1c/kg (USD 0.038) to 80.01c/kg (USD 0.065), and on
  • wheaten flour from 69.2c/kg (USD 0.057) to 120.02c/kg (USD 0.098).

 
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is exempted from the duty.
 
The decision to increase the duty was based on a recommendation by International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) to the SARS. ITAC uses a variable tariff formula in order to adjust the import duty to a dollar-based reference price (DBRP). The DBRP represents the lowest duty-free price an importer pays to import into the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). In case the price dips below the DBRP, a duty is levied.
 
The tariff lines affected by the duty increase are the following:

  • 1001.91 3: Seed 80.01c/kg
  • 1001.99 0: Other kg 80.01c/kg
  • 1101.00.10 1: Brown wheaten meal produced by the milling of whole grains (the bran, germ and endosperm) (excluding separated wheat bran, separated wheat germ or separated wheat semolina or endosperm) 120.02c/kg
  • 1101.00.90 5: Other 120.02c/kg

 
Update
On 21 August 2015, SARS decreased the duty on wheat and wheaten flour. For this, please consult measure no. 10084 under Related Measures.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1001 Wheat and meslin.
100119 Other
100199 Other
231 Grain mill products
1101 Wheat or meslin flour.
110100 Wheat or meslin flour.

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