ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Nov 2009In November 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 1093 published in Government Gazette no. 32732 of 27 November 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-79%20-%20Notice%20R1093%20GG%2032732%2027%20November%202009.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 322 of 22 October 2009: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928120528_Report-322.pdf
On 27 November 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice no. 1093 exempting the import tariff on Mango juice concentrate.
The duty reduction was requested by Magaliesberg Citrus Company (Pty) Ltd. to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). The ITAC in turn recommended a tariff exemption, as the good in question is not produced in sufficient quantities in the SACU.
In order to protect domestic producers, the duty free import issubject to a permit, which is only granted as long as a shortage of the goodin question exists.
Hence, the government did not change the tariff schedule, but introduced a rebate provision classified under 460.04/2009.80/01.06 with the following description:
The regular tariff schedule is 20% in general, 7.6% for EU member states, 20% for EFTA member states, and free of duty for members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
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.