ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Jul 2010In July 2010, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 624 published in Government Gazette No. 33383 of 15 July 2010: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2010-30%20-%20Notice%20R624%20GG%2033383%2015%20July%202010.pdf
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 758 published in Government Gazette No. 33507 of 27 August 2010: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2010-42%20-%20Notice%20R758%20GG%2033507%2027%20August%202010.pdf
The rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour classifiable under tariff heading 1001.90 and 1101.00 have been increased from 14.07/kg and 21.10/kg to 26.09/kg and 39.13/kg, respectively.
The new rates are applicable to the general rate, imports from the EU and EFTA. Imports from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) remain at free of duty.
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 any affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
On 27 August 2010, by Notice no. 758 the goods were again exempted from the duties.