ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Apr 2009In April 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 420 published in the Government Gazette no. 32119 of 9 April 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-21%20-%20Notice%20R420%20GG%2032119%209%20April%202009.pdf
On 9 April 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) exempted sugar from an import duty. The affeced goods are classifiable under tariff subheadings 1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, and 1701.99. Previously, theduty was 1.3c/kg.
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.