ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Jul 2017

In July 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) removed the import tariff on beet and cane sugar.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 41012 No. R. 764 of 28 July 2017: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2017-26%20-%20Notice%20R764%20GG41012%20Sch%201P1%20updated%20-%2028%20July%202017.pdf

Inception date: 28 Jul 2017 | Removal date: 15 Sep 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On 28 July 2017, the import tariff of 63.63c/kg (approx. USD 0.05 per kg) on beet and cane sugar was removed. Beet and cane sugar goods fall under the following HS code subheadings: 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99.

On 15 September 2017, the import tariff was reintroduced, see related state act.

The SARS uses a variable tariff formula in order to adjust the import duty to a dollar-based reference price (DBRP). The DBRP represents the lowest duty-free price an importer pays in order to import goods into the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). In case the price dips below the DBRP, a duty is levied.

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