ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Aug 2015In August 2015, the members of SACU announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
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
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.