ANNOUNCEMENT 04 May 2012In May 2012, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 349 published in Government Gazette no. 35312 of 4 May 2012: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2012-12%20-%20Notice%20R349%20GG%2035312%204%20May%202012.pdf
Amanda Visser, 7 May 2012, "Duties on kitchen sinks increased to maximum", Business Day Live:
On 4 May 2012, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the import tariffs on stainless steel kitchen sinks from 20 to the WTO bound rate of 30 percent. The duty rates for the EU, EFTA and SADC remain the same, which are free of duty, 10 percent, and free of duty, respectively.
The good in question is classified under the subheading 7324.10 and carries the following description:
The increase was requested by the manufacturers Franke Kitchen Systems and PABAR to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC).
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.