ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Aug 2009In August 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 836 published in Government Gazette no. 32484 of 14 August 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-54%20-%20Notice%20R836%20GG%2032484%2014%20August%202009.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 282 of 8 August 2008: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20141006081044_Report-282.pdf
On 14 August 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 836 reducing the customs duties on certain chemicals. In order to do this, the goods were granted rebate provisions, i.e., an exemption of customs duty.
The changes were based on recommendations contained in South Africa's National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) in order to improve the export performance of downstream added value products.
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.