ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Jun 2013
In June 2013, the members of SACU initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. Definitive anti-dumping duties were imposed in October 2016.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report No. 458, Investigation into the alleged dumping of frozen potato chips originating in or imported from Belgium and the Netherlands: Preliminary determination:
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 03.02.2014 (Document G/ADP/N/252/ZAF):
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 17.02.2015 (Document G/ADP/N/265/ZAF):
South African Revenue Service, published in the Government Gazette No. 40363 of 21 October 2016, Notice R.1306: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2016-51%20-%20Notice%20R1306%20GG40363%20-%20Sch%202%20P%201%20Anti%20Dumping.pdf
On June 21, 2013, the South African authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of frozen potato chips from Belgium and the Netherlands.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 2004.1090.
On December 20, 2013, the South African authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of frozen potato chips from Belgium and the Netherlands. The rate of the duty is 30.77% for imports originating in Belgium, at the exception of the company Clarebout Potatoes whose exports are subject to a duty of 6.19%, and 18.18% for imports originating in the Netherlands.
According to the WTO semi-annual report of anti-dumping actions taken by South Africa, the investigation was completed on August 8, 2014. However, as of December 31, 2014, no definitive duty has been imposed yet.
On 21 October 2016, the South African Revenue Service imposed a definitive antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from Belgium and the Netherlands. The rate of duty on imports from Belgium is between 6.19% and 30.77% depending on the company. The rate of duty on import from the Netherlands is 12.52% or 16.42% depending on the company.