ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Mar 2013In March 2013, the government of South Africa announced a change in import formalities.
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AllAfrica.com, March 6, 2013, South Africa: Tariff to Drop On Export Containers: http://allafrica.com/stories/201303071128.html
Ports Regulator of South Africa, Record of Decision: Tariff application by the National Ports Authority for the Tariff Year 2013/2014: http://www.portsregulator.org/images/documents/Final_PR_ROD_201314.pdf
On March 6, 2013, the Ports Regulator of South Africa decided to lower the cargo dues on containers destined for export by 43.2% and on inbound containers by 14.3%. In addition, the cargo dues on motor vehicles exported on their own wheels has been reduced by 21.1%. The changes are valid for the tariff year 2013/14, running from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
For this measure, South Africa's ten largest import and export partners have been listed as the affected trading partners - except for neighbouring countries, where most trade takes place via land transport. Smaller trading partners may, however, be affected as well.