ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Sep 2015

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

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 39235 of 25 September 2015, No. R. 894: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-39%20-%20Notice%20R895%20GG%2039235%2025%20September%202015.pdf


Inception date: 25 Sep 2015 | Removal date: 24 Apr 2016
Still in force

Import tariff

On 25 September 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour. The following rates apply to all countries except for the Southern African Development Community (SADC):

  • wheat (1001.91, 1001.99):from 51.06c/kg (USD 0.0367) to 91.12c/kg (USD 0.0655)
  • wheaten flour (1101.00.10, 1101.00.90): from 76.59c/kg (USD 0.0551) to 136.68c/kg (USD 0.0983)

 
The duty is calculated as the difference between the World Reference Price (WRP) and the Domestic Dollar-based Reference Price (DDRP).
 
The previous change in duty rate on wheat was on 21 August 2015 and can be consulted under measure no. 10084. 
On 11 April 2016, SARS increased the customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour, see related measure.

AFFECTED SECTORS