ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Nov 2009In November 2009, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), No. R. 1088 published in Government Gazette no. 32732 of 27 November 2009: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-74%20-%20Notice%20R1088%20GG%2032732%2027%20November%202009.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 312 of 22 October 2009: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140928124057_Report-312.pdf
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has recommended a reduction in the duty on rope lights classified under tariff subheading 9405.40.90 to free of duty through the creation of a new eight-digit subheading. This is to read as 'Rope lights having a casing of polymers of vinyl (chloride)with an outside diameter of 13 mm or more but not exceeding 15mm internally fitted with interconnected lamps.'
Affected trading partners
The GTA retrieves its data on affected trading partners from UN Comtrade. However, for the year 2008, the database was not able to provide the affected trading partners for Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.