ANNOUNCEMENT 10 May 2013

The Government of South Africa restricted the exportation of metal scraps and wastes.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Government Gazette. The Republic of South Africa. Volume 575 No. 36451 of 10 May 2013. Available at: https://archive.opengazettes.org.za/archive/ZA/2013/government-gazette-ZA-vol-575-no-36451-dated-2013-05-10.pdf

WTO-UNCTAD-OECD Tenth Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures, mid-May 2013 to mid-November 2013: http://www.oecd.org/daf/inv/investment-policy/10thG20TradeInvestment.pdf

Inception date: 16 Sep 2013 | Removal date: 16 Sep 2018

Export licensing requirement

On May 10, 2013, the Economic Development Department of South Africa issued Notice 470 defining the new rules of the Policy Directive on the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal. The new legislation established that all scrap metal exports were subject to the issuance of export licenses, which would only be granted if the products have previously been offered to domestic consumers at a discounted price set by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC).

The new legislation entered into force on 16 September 2013 and is to apply for five years. 

AFFECTED SECTORS