ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Aug 2015

In August 2015, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette no. 39126 of 21 August 2105, No. R. 742: http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-34%20-%20Notice%20R742%20GG%2039126%2021%20August%202015.pdf

International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 500 of 1 July 2015: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20150821091513_scan0116.pdf


Inception date: 21 Aug 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 21 August 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) granted a duty exemption on the importation of steel plates with an inner core of Portland cement classified under HS code 7308.90.90.
 
The decision by SARS was based on a recommendation by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) who's in charge of evaluating tariff changes. The ITAC argued that ''...' there are no local manufacturers of the subject panels in the SACU region and that the duty has an unnecessary cost raising impact.' Hence, the duty exemption.

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