ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Apr 2014

In April 2014, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



SARS Notice No. R.272, Government Gazette No.37523, 11 April 2014: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2014-11%20-%20Notice%20R272%20GG%2037523%2011%20April%202014.pdf

International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 449, 5 March 2014: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928010137_Report-no-449.pdf

SARS Notice No. R.67, Government Gazette No.38442, 6 February 2015: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-01%20-%20Notice%20R67%20GG%2038442%206%20February%202015.pdf


Inception date: 11 Apr 2014 | Removal date: 09 Feb 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 11 April 2014, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Notice R. 272, increasing the import tariffs on coated fine paper (HS 4810) from 0% of duty to 5% for products entering the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Imports from EU, EFTA and Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states remain exempt from the duty. The ITAC decided to raise the customs duty since the domestic industry is not price competitive vis-ŕ-vis imports.
 
On 6 February 2015, the customs duty was reduced from 5% to 0%, according to ITAC Minute M07/2014.

AFFECTED SECTORS