ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Apr 2015In April 2015, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
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
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:
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.