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: 21 Dec 2018 | Removal date: 15 Feb 2019
Still in force

Import tariff

On 21 December 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has adopted Notice 1422 decreasing the import tariff on beet and cane sugar from ZAR 460.68 c/kg (approx. USD 0.32 per kilogramme) to ZAR 369.57 c/kg (approx. USD 0.26 per kilogramme). 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 15 February 2019, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has adopted Notice 176 increasing the import tariff 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
170199 Other

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