ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Jul 2016In July 2016, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Notice: CUSTOMS AND EXCISE ACT, 1964.
AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE NO. 1 (NO. 1/1/1544), 8 July 2016: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2016-034%20-%20Part%201%20of%20Schedule%20No%201%20-%20Fruit.pdf
On 8 July 2016, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) partially increased the import tariffs on certain fruit not containing any added sugar or sweetening from 5% to 20%. The following HS code subheadings are subject to this import tariff increase: 0811.10.10, 0811.10.90, 0811.20.10, 0811.20.90 and 0811.90.85.
According to UN Comtrade, no trading partner exceeded the GTA threshold of USD 1 million on the affected tariff lines in the year prior to the intervention. Thus, no affected trading partners have been identified.