ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Dec 2011In December 2011, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
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South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 1067 published in Government Gazette no. 34859 of 23 December 2011: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2011-72%20-%20Notice%20R1067%20GG%2034859%2023%20December%202011.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 384 of 21 November 2011, 'Increase in the general rate of customs duty on water supply meters': http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928110856_Report-384.pdf
On 23 December 2011, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the import duty rate on water meters from zero to the WTO bound rate of 10 percent. The duty applies to all countries, except for member states of the EU, EFTA and SADC.
The good, which is classified under the subheading 9028.20.90, carries the following description:
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.