ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Sep 2009
In September 2009, the members of SACU initiated a sunset review and extended the duty in February 2010. A sunset review was initiated in March 2015 and the duty was extended in October 2015. In October 2020, a sunset review was initiated.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa. Report No 327, http://www.itac.org.za/docs/Report%20327.pdf
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 12.07.2010 (Document G/ADP/N/202/ZAF):
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 25.01.2016 (G/ADP/N/280/ZAF): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=235027,231020,226429,134452,130393,126763,122189,119141,114641,41295&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=2&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
South Africa, National Gazette No. 43834 of 23 October 2020, International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Notice No. 603 of 2020: https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202010/43834gen603.pdf
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has recommended an increase in anti-dumping duty on fresh or chilled garlic originating in or imported from China. The duty is to be increased from R6.07 per kg to R10.37per kg. The product is classified under tariff heading 0703.20 and 0712.90.
The revision was necessitated by application lodged by Dumping RemedyServices CC on behalf of the South Africa Garlic Grower's Association(SAGGA), the farmer's representative organisation for garlic in the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU). SAGGA members are producers of 100percent of the SACU production.
The decision was reached after the Commission decided that dumping of the product will continue if the duty remains at the existing level and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) is likely to continue suffering material injury should the duty remain at the current level.
The extended anti-dumping duty entered into force on March 26, 2010. The amount of the duty is 1037c per kilogram (USD 0.100154 per kilogram according to the exchange rate on May 18, 2014). This follows the conclusion of a sunset review initiated on 21 September 2009.
On 20 March 2015, the South African authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China.
On 30 October 2015, the South African authorities extended the definitive antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty is 1925c per kilogram (USD 1.39 per kg).
On 23 October 2020, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa initiated a sunset review. The review follows the application lodged by South African Garlic Growers Association.