ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Jun 2013In June 2013, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) Notice R.386, Government Gazette No.36515 of 7 June 2013: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2013-28%20-%20Notice%20R386%20GG%2036515%207%20June%202013.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 428, 10 May 2013: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20150304015017_Report-no-428.pdf
On 12 July 2013, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) introduced a rebate of the full duty for solid sodium hydroxide (caustic soda, HS 2815.11) for use in the manufacture of sodium metasilicates (HS 2839.11).
The ITAC found that the product in question is manufactured in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), but not in sufficient quantities to meet the SACU market requirements.
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UNComtrade. However, for the year 2012, the database was not able toprovide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, andLesotho.