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: 03 Aug 2018 | Removal date: 05 Oct 2018
Still in force

Import tariff

On 3 August 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) adopted Notice 798 increasing the import tariff on beet and cane sugar from 233.81c/kg (approx. USD 0.18 per kg) to 419.52 c/kg (approx. USD 0.32 per kg). Beet and cane sugar goods fall under the following HS code subheadings: 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99.

The SARS 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 in order to import goods to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). In case the price dips below the DBRP, a duty is levied.

Update
On 5 October 2018, the SARS set new import tariffs on beet and cane sugar (please, see related state acts).

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170112 Beet sugar
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170191 Containing added flavouring or colouring matter
170199 Other

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