ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Jun 2015In June 2015, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
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South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 38891 of 19 June 2015, No. R. 533: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-25%20-%20Notice%20R533%20GG%2038891%2019%20June%202015.pdf
On 19 June 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) increased the customs duty on:
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is exempted from the duty.
The decision to increase the duty was based on a recommendation by International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) to the SARS. ITAC uses a variable tariff formula in order to adjust the import duty to a dollar-based reference price (DBRP). The DBRP represents the lowest duty-free price an importer pays to import into the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). In case the price dips below the DBRP, a duty is levied.
The tariff lines affected by the duty increase are the following:
On 21 August 2015, SARS decreased the duty on wheat and wheaten flour. For this, please consult measure no. 10084 under Related Measures.