ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Jul 2013In July 2013, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South African Revenue Service (SARS) Notice R.475, Government Gazette No.36638 of 12 July 2013: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2013-38%20-%20Notice%20R475%20GG%2036638%2012%20July%202013.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report no. 433 of 31 May 2013: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140923015249_Report-no-433.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 the elimination of the tariff on constant velocity (CV) joints(HS 8708.50.30), previously at 20% ad valorem for non-EU/EFTA countries, effective immediately.
The ITAC based its decision on the fact that CV joints are no longer manufactured in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and that the existing duty has an unnecessary cost-raising impact.
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected tradingpartners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2012, the database wasnot able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana,Swaziland, and Lesotho.