ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Oct 2011In October 2011, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South African Revenue Service (SARS), Notice R.845 published in the Government Gazette no. 34671 of 14 October 2011: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2011-43%20-%20Notice%20R845%20GG%2034671%2014%20October%202011.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa, Report no. 380 of 2 September 2011, "Reduction in the customs duties on lysines and its esters; and feed supplement containing by mass 40 per cent or more lysine, whethe or not containing added antibiotics or added melengestrol acetate": http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928110511_Report-380.pdf
On 14 October 2011, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) eliminated the import tariffs on lysine and its esters (HS 2922.41), and feed supplements containing at least 40% (by mass) of lysine (HS 2309.90.65).
Previously, the tariff stood at 10% ad valorem. EU and EFTA member states are not affected by the measure, since those countries already enjoyed duty-free access to South Africa.
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2010, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.