ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Feb 2009

In February 2009, 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), No. R. 158 published in Government Gazette No. 31894 of 20 February 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-07%20-%20Notice%20R158%20GG%2031894%2020%20February%202009.pdf

International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) Report no. 284 of 24 October 2008: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20141006083042_Report-284.pdf


Inception date: 20 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 20 February 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) allowed for a duty exemption on:

  • tape of polymers of propylene,
  • film of polymers of ethylene,
  • non-woven fabric of man-made filaments,
  • fabric impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated with plastics
  • and self-adhesive plates, sheets, films, foil, and strip.

 
The goods carry the following subheadings: 3919.10, 3920.10, 5404.11, 5603.1, 5603.9, and 5903.90.
 
The request came from Procter and Gamble Manufacturing S.A. (Pty) Ltd in order to produce disposable napkins for babies.
 
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.

AFFECTED SECTORS