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: 18 May 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 18 May 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced the elimination of the general duty rebate set on certain hot-rolled steel products enclosed under tariff subheading 7225.99. With this action, the import duty has been reduced from 10% to 0%.

The announcement followed the recommendations made by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa on its report 575 and was published on Notice 509 on the Government Gazette 41633.

The elimination of the full rebate was requested by Leon Jin Specialty Steel (Africa) (Pty) Ltd stating that there was no local production of the hot-rolled steel plate classified under tariff subheading 7225.99, hence the import duty unnecessarily increased production costs for the local industry. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722599 Other

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