ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Jun 2012In June 2012, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R.433, Government Gazette No.35415 of 8 June 2012: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2012-21%20-%20Notice%20R433%20GG%2035415%208%20June%202012.pdf
On 8 June 2012, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increase the import tariff on "lawn mower blades". For this reason it introduced a new tariff heading under 8208.40.10.
As this new tariff line has a general duty of 20%, this results in a tariff increase. Member states of the EU, EFTA and SADC are exempted from a duty.
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2011, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.