ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Dec 2014In December 2014, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
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South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No.38355, No. R.1043, 22 December 2014: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2014-64%20-%20Notice%20R1043%20GG%2038355%2022%20December%202014.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 486, 23 October 2014: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20150218092136_Report-No-487-Increase-in-the-rate-of-customs-duty-on-certain-wire-products.pdf
On 22 December 2014, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) decidedto provide for a rebate of the full duty (20%) on sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in aqueous solution (HS 2815.12) for use in the manufacture of sodium hypochlorite.
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) found that caustic soda is manufactured in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) but not in sufficient quantities to meet the SACU market requirements. It is especially a burden for domestic producers, since the end product, sodium hypochlorite, can be imported free of duty.