ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Dec 2017
In December 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the import tariff on certain self-adhesive tape.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 41363, No. R.1510 of 29 December 2017: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2017-72%20-%20Notice%20R1510%20GG%2041363%20Sch1P1%20-%20Chapter%2039%2029%20December%202017.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 566, 31 October 2017: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20180109023312_Report-566.pdf
On 29 December 2017, the import tariff on self-adhesive tape, biaxially oriented polymers of propylene, (excluding those which are self-adhesive on both sides) with a width not exceeding 200mm was increased. The products subject to increased import tariffs are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 3919.10.43 and 3919.10.41. On imports of the subject good falling under HS code subheading 3919.10.41 the duty was increased from 0% to 20%. On imports of the subject good falling under HS code subheading 3919.10.43 the duty was increased from 10% to 20%.
The import duty does not apply to countries members of the EU, EFTA and SADC, whilst the import duty on products falling under HS code 3919.10.41 does not apply to countries from MERCOSUR.