ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Jun 2009In June 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
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South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette no. 32319 of 12 June 2009, No. R. 678: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-34%20-%20Notice%20R678%20GG%2032319%2012%20June%202009.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 281 of 8 September 2008: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20141006080942_Report-281.pdf
On 12 June 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) exempted the import duty for goods under Chapters 51, 54, 56, 59, and 60 which are used for the manufacture of clothing. Previously, the duty was at 5 percent.
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, the database was not available to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.