ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Jul 2010In July 2010, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 604 published in Government Gazette no. 33370 of 16 July 2010: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2010-31%20-%20Notice%20R604%20GG%2033370%2016%20July%202010.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa, Report no. 340 of 4 June 2010, 'Increase in the rate of customs duty on lysine and its esters; and freed supplements containing by mass 40 per cent of more lysine, whether or not containing added antibiotics or added melengestrol acetate': http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928115326_Report-340.pdf
The general rate of duty on feed supplements containing by mass, 40% or more lysine, whether or not containing added antibiotics or added melengestrol acetate and on lysine and its esters have been increased from free of duty to 10% ad valorem. The increase in duty is to enable the domestic producer of the product compete favourably with foreign competitors and better utilise its existing production capacity.
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2009, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.