ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Feb 2009

The South African Executive amended the list of goods described in Schedules 1, 2 and 3, and 4 of the Customs and Excise Act 1964 affected by import licensing requirements.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of the Republic of South Africa Vol. 524 of 27 February 2009 No. 31926. No. R. 206. Available at: https://archive.opengazettes.org.za/archive/ZA/2009/government-gazette-ZA-vol-524-no-31926-dated-2009-02-27.pdf

Official Gazette of the Republic of South Africa No. 7861 Vol. 463 Notice No. R3 of 2 January 2004. Available at: https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/201409/258730.pdf

Inception date: 27 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

On 27 February 2009, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of South Africa announced on Notice 206 the amendment of the list of products subject to import licensing requirements. Concretely, the list refers to multiple goods described in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 of the Customs and Excise Act 1964.

The key changes introduced with the new legislation are the imposition of import licensing requirements on all second-hand or used goods imported for maintenance or repair to be later exported by the consignee classified under tariff subheadings 3808.91, 3808.92, 3808.93, 3808.94, 3808.99, 3813.00, 3814.00, 3824.72, 3824.73, 3824.74, 3824.75, 3824.76, 3824.77 and 3824.78. 

The subject goods are exempted from import permit requirements if they are, among others, in transit, imported as household or personal effects for personal use or as a gift by natural persons (excluding pneumatic tyres) not exceeding a specific value, not having commercial value, first exported for repair and imported to the original holder, imported from SACU, Malawi or Zimbabwe and is of the same origin respectively SACU Malawi or Zimbabwe, imported as original equipment for the manufacturing or maintenance of motor vehicles (excluding tyres), or classified under a number of rebates.

The Notice came into force on 27 February 2009 and replaces Notice  3 of 2 January 2004, as amended.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 27 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

Notice 206 of 27 February 2009 adopted by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of South Africa also eliminated import licensing requirements on the following goods:

  • new or used goods classified under rebate items 470.01 and 470.02, and more specific goods for repairing, cleaning and reconditioning;
  • new or used goods classified under rebate item 409.04, concretely, imported articles sent abroad for processing or repair;
  • new or used goods classified under rebate item 405.04, which refers to goods imported for disabled persons or for the upliftment of indigent persons;
  • new or used goods classified under rebate items 412.03 and  412.04, meaning used personal or household effects bequeathed;
  • new or used goods classified under rebate items 480.00 and 490.00, specifically, goods temporarily admitted for specific purposes and goods temporarily admitted subject to exportation in the same state;
  • goods from Schedule 4 classified under the following tariffs subheadings: 49.02, 49.03, 49.04, 49.05, 49.06, 49.09, 49.10, 49.11, 92.01, 92.02, 92.03, 92.04, 92.06 and 92.07; and
  • tariff lines 17.01 and 71.08.

The Notice came into force on 27 February 2009 and replaces Notice 3 of 2 January 2004, as amended.