ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Mar 2013In March 2013, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) Notice R.133, Government Gazette No.36184 of 1 March 2013: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2013-10%20-%20Notice%20R133%20GG%2036184%201%20March%202013.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 422 of 24 January 2013: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140926082737_Report-no-422.pdf
On 1 March 2013, upon the advice of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) introduced a rebate of full duty for petroleum bitumen, classifiable under the HS code 2713.20.
The rebate will be administered by the ITAC through the issuance of specific permits allowing the ITAC to monitor the supply and demand conditions.
The customs duty was previously at a rate of 10 per cent ad valorem for all countries except member states of the EU and EFTA, which were already exempted from the import tariff.