ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Aug 2015

In August 2015, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 39126 of 21 August 2015, No. R. 743: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-33%20-%20Notice%20R743%20GG%2039126%2021%20August%202015.pdf

XA International Trade Advisors, September 2015, 'Duties increased on wheat. Again.': http://xa.co.za/blog/tag/wheat/


Inception date: 21 Aug 2015 | Removal date: 20 Sep 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 21 August 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) reduced the customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour. The following rates apply to all countries outside the Southern African Development Community (SADC):

  • wheat (1001.91, 1001.99):from 80.01c/kg (USD 0.062) to 51.06c/kg (USD 0.0396)
  • wheaten flour (1101.00.10, 1101.00.90): from 120.02c/kg (USD 0.0930) to 76.59c/kg (USD 0.0593)

 
The duty is calculated as the difference between the World Reference Price (WRP) and the Domestic Dollar-based Reference Price (DDRP).
 
The previous duty change on wheat was on 19 June 2015 and can be consulted under related measure no. 9911.
 
Update
On 25 September 2015, the duty was increased. Please, consult measure no. 10085 under Related Measures.

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