ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Jul 2009In July 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette no. 32416 of 24 July 2009, No. R. 762: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-41%20-%20Notice%20R762%20GG%2032416%2024%20July%202009.pdf
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette no. 32416 of 24 July 2009, No. R. 763: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-42%20-%20Notice%20R763%20GG%2032416%2024%20July%202009.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 270 of 5 August 2008: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20141006014957_Report-270.pdf
On 24 July 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) reduced the import duty on aluminum. The general duty is now 3.8 percent for HS 7606 and 7607 and free of duty of HS 7604 and 7605:
Previously, the general import duty was at 5 percent for goods under HS 7604 and 7605 and at 10 percent for HS 7606 and 7607. Duties for EU and EFTA countries varied depending on the HS subheading. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) remains exempted from duties.
As goods under HS 7604 and 7605 are now free of duty, the following rebate provisions have been deleted from the tariff book:
The duties on HS 7606 and 7607 are part of a phase-down, which projects the following tariff schedules until 2012:
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, the database was not available to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.
On 11 March 2011, the duty on HS 7604 was reinstated.