ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Aug 2011In August 2011, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report No. 374, 4 July 2011: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928104935_Report-374.pdf
South African Revenue Service, Government Gazette No. 3454, Notice R. 672, 26 August 2011: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2011-40%20-%20Notice%20R672%20GG%2034541%2026%20August%202011.pdf
WTO-UNCTAD-OECD Sixth Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures, May to mid-October 2011, p. 43: http://www.oecd.org/daf/inv/investment-policy/48941943.pdf
WTO Trade Monitoring Database: http://www.globaltradealert.org/sites/default/files/2952d.pdf
The International Trade administration Commission of South Africa has recommended a reduction in the rate of duty on certain bags of low density polyethylene of size not exceeding 15cmX23cm, with no opening, having one perforated edge that incorporate a plastic covered wire sealing classifiable under tariff subheading 3923.21.90.
The applied rate went from 15 percent to 0 and applies to the Southern African Customs 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.