ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Aug 2009

In August 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. 815 published in Government Gazette no. 32463 of 7 August 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-49%20-%20Notice%20R815%20GG%2032463%207%20August%202009.pdf

International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 305 of 21 May 2009: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140929095620_Report-305.pdf


Inception date: 07 Aug 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 7 August 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a tariff exemption on the following goods:

  • 'electric heating resistors, for the manufacture of solid-plate stoves, solid-plate hobs and solid-plate tabletop cookers of heading 85.16', classified under rebate provision 316.09/8516.80/03.06/68
  • 'plates, for the manufacture of stoves, hobs and tabletop cookers of heading 85.16', classified under rebate provision 316.09/8516.90/03.06/65

 
The previous tax schedule was 20% in general, 6% for EU member states, 12% for EFTA member states, and 0% for the Southern African Development Community.
 
The temporary tariff reduction was requested by Defy Appliances (Pty) Ltd to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn recommended a tariff exemption, on the grounds that the good in question is not being produced in the SACU region.
 
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