ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2020

On 31 December 2020, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the import duty on aluminum products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 44049 of 31 December 2020, Notice R.1428. Available at: https://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LSec-CE-TA-2020-68%20-%20Notice%20R1428%20GG44049%20Sch1P1%20Aluminium%2031%20December%202020.pdf

Inception date: 01 Jan 2021 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 31 December 2020, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice R.1428 increasing the import duties on aluminum plates, sheets, strips, and aluminum foil from duty-free to 15%. The affected products are classified under the tariff subheadings 7606 and 7607.

The import tariff applies to all countries except for the ones belonging to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), EU, and EFTA.

On 8 January 2021, SARS has established a full rebate on the subject products provided the goods are not available in the SACU market (see related state act).

AFFECTED SECTORS