ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Apr 2011In April 2011, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 302 published in Government Gazette no. 34186 of 8 April 2011: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2011-26%20-%20Notice%20R302%20GG%2034186%208%20April%202011.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 358 of 7 February 2011, 'Reduction in the rates of duty on rubberised textile fabrics, tyre cord fabrics, and polymerised 1,2 dihydro- 2, 2, 4-trimethyl-quinoline': http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928123615_Report-358.pdf
On 8 April 2011, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) exempted the customs duty on the following goods:
The tariff change was requested by Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa. The commission granted the duty reduction, since the goods in question are not produced in the Southern African Custom Union (SACU).
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2010, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.