ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Jun 2009In June 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 679 published in Government Gazette no. 32319 of 12 June 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-35%20-%20Notice%20R679%20GG%2032319%2012%20June%202009.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 281 of 8 September 2008: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20141006080942_Report-281.pdf
On 12 June 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) allowed for a tariff exemption on certain textile products used for manufacture of clothing. The goods are classifiable under the following subheadings: 5208.4,5210.4, 5407.5, 5407.61, 5408.1, 5801, and 5810.
The previous average customs duty structure was 18.33%, 15.2%, and 17.6% for headings 52, 54, and 58, respectively.
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.