ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Nov 2009In November 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa. 2009. 'Reduction in the rate of duty on synthetic filament yarns classifiable under tariff headings 54.01 and 54.02, Report No. 310, 22 October 2009: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928123846_Report-310.pdf
South African Revenue Service, Government Gazette, No. 32732, Notice R.1089, 27 November 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-75%20-%20Notice%20R1089%20GG%2032732%2027%20November%202009.pdf
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has recommended a reduction in the rate of import duty on synthetic filament yarn classified under tariff heading 54.01 and 54.02. The rate of duty has been reduced from 15% ad valorem to free of duty. Description of items under the tariff heading include: Sewing thread of synthetic filament, high tenacity yarn of polyester and textured yarn of polyester.
The Textile Federation of South Africa applied for the reduction in duty citing the inability of the industry to fully supply the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) market
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.