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: 25 Sep 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 25 September 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the customs duty on steel products classified under the tariff headings: 7210.41, 7210.49, 7210.61, 7210.70, 7210.90, 7212.30, 7212.40 and 7225.99. The tariff was increased from 0% to 10% ad valorem. Goods which have their origins in the EU, EFTA and Southern African Development Community are exempted from the tariff levy.
 
The decision by SARS was based on a recommendation by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) who's in charge of evaluating tariff changes. The complaint came from the South African Coil Coaters Association (SACCA) representing ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited and Safal Steel, both of them requesting a 10% ad valorem tariff on steel products. The ITAC argued in favor of SACCA and stated that the tariff increase will help the domestic industry producing zinc-coated/galvanized steel, alu-zinc steel, and colour-coated steel to achieve economies of scale.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721011 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more
721012 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721030 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721041 Corrugated
721049 Other
721050 Plated or coated with chromium oxides or with chromium and chromium oxides
721061 Plated or coated with aluminiumzinc alloys
721069 Other
721070 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
721090 Other
7212 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated.
721220 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721240 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722511 Grainoriented
722519 Other
722530 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, in coils
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils
722591 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
722592 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
722599 Other

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