ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2013In January 2013, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South African Revenue Service (SARS) Notice R.1082, Government Gazette of 21 December 2012 : http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2012-89%20-%20Notice%20R1082%20GG%2035989%2021%20December%202012.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), Report no. 410 of 23 November 2012: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20150226104808_Report-no-410.pdf
On 21 December 2012, following an application by a South African pasta manufacturer, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the import tariff on uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, not containing eggs (HS 1902.19) for non-EU/EFTA from 30% to 40%.
Simultaneoulsly, the duty rate for EFTA countries has been decreased from 11.4% to 7.5% on January 1st, 2013 as a result of implementing the South African Customs Union-EFTA free trade agreement.