ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Apr 2015

In April 2015, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No.38681, No. R.308, 10 April 2015: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-15%20-%20Notice%20R308%20GG%2038681%2010%20April%202015.pdf

International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 491, 18 February 2015


Inception date: 10 Apr 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 10 April 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) levied a customs duty on lead acid batteries of a kind used for starting piston engines. The affected tariff lines are:

  • HS 8507.10.05: rate of duty 5%
  • HS 8507.10.10: rate of duty 15%

 
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) introduced the duty since SACU manufaturers are facing price disadvantages vis-ŕ-vis foreign, especially East Asian manufacturers. Thus, the tariffs apply to products entering the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The EU, EFTA and SADC are exempted from the customs duty.

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