ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Mar 2011In March 2011, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South African Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 34108, No. R.225, 18 March 2011: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2011-17%20-%20Notice%20R225%20GG%2034108%2018%20March%202011.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), Report No. 355, 28 January 2011: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928123318_Report-355.pdf
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa recommended a decrease in the general rate of duty on glass ampoules (HS 7010.10) from 10% ad valorem to free of duty.
The decision was based on the fact that there are no manufacturers of glass ampoules in SACU and the current general rate of duty has an unnecessary cost raising impact on a variety of industries.