ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Aug 2011

In August 2011, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 644 published in Government Gazette no. 34511 of 12 August 2011: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2011-39%20-%20Notice%20R644%20GG%2034511%2012%20August%202011.pdf

International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 370 of 28 June 2011, 'Creation of a rebate facility for dehydrated castor oil used for the manufacture of alkyd resins': http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928104326_Report-370.pdf


Inception date: 12 Aug 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Effective 12 August 2011, the government of South Africa has elminated import tariffs on dehydrated castor oil (HS 1518.00.90). As the type of oil is very specific, a rebate provision was created under the classification 307.01/15.18/01.04 with the following description:

  • Dehydrated castor oil, classifiable in tariff subheading 1518.00.90, for use in the manufacture of alkyd resins in primary form, classifiable in tariff subheading 3907.50 in such quantities, at such times and under such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit

 
Affected trading partners
According to UN Comtrade, SACU's bilateral trade on the stated tariff line did not exceed USD 1 million for any single trading partner in 2010, the year prior to the imposition of this measure. Hence, no countries are listed as affected trading partners. Also, no data was available on Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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