ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Jul 2013In July 2013, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South African Revenue Service, Government Gazette No.36638, Notice R.474, 12 July 2013: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2013-37%20-%20Notice%20R474%20GG%2036638%2012%20July%202013.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report no. 432, 27 May 2013: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140923014926_Report-no-432.pdf
On July 12, 2013 upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published an increase in the tariff on wire nails (previously HS 7317.00.10; now under three subheadings 7317.00.02, 7317.00.04 and 7317.00.06) from 5% to 15% ad valorem for non-EU/EFTA countries, effective immediately.
The ITAC based its decision on the finding that the production of wire nails has declined sharpy in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and that SACU-manufactuerers are facing price disadvantages especially vis-ŕ-vis East Asian Producers.
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UNComtrade. However, for the year 2012, the database was not able toprovide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, andLesotho.