The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC)
is responsible for tariff investigations, amendments, and trade
remedies in South Africa and on behalf of SACU.
investigations include: Increases in the customs duty rates
in Schedule No. 1 Part 1 of Jacobsens. These applications apply
to all the SACU Countries, and, if amended, thus have the
potential to affect the import duty rates in Botswana, Lesotho,
Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa.
the customs duty rates in Schedule No. 1 Part 1. These
applications apply to all the SACU Countries, and, if amended,
thus have the potential to affect the import duty rates in
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa.
Rebates of duty
on products, available in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU),
for use in the manufacture of goods, as published in Schedule
No. 3 Part 1, and in Schedule No. 4 of Jacobsens. Schedule No. 3
Part 1 and Schedule No. 4, are identical in all the SACU
duty on inputs used in the manufacture of goods for export, as
published in Schedule No. 3 Part 2 and in item 470.00. These
provisions apply to all the SACU Countries.
duties and drawbacks of duties as provided for in Schedule No.
5. These provisions are identical in all the SACU Countries.
remedies include: Anti-dumping duties (in Schedule No. 2
Part 1 of Jacobsens), countervailing duties to counteract
subsidisation in foreign countries (in Schedule No. 2 Part 2),
and safeguard duties (Schedule No. 2 Part 3), which are imposed
as measures when a surge of imports is threatening to overwhelm
a domestic producer, in accordance with domestic law and
regulations and consistent with WTO rules.
To remedy such
unfair pricing, ITAC may, at times, recommend the imposition of
substantial duties on imports or duties that are equivalent to
the dumping margin (or to the margin of injury, if this margin
Countervailing investigations are conducted to determine
whether to impose countervailing duties to protect a domestic
industry against the unfair trade practice of proven subsidised
imports from foreign competitors that cause material injury to a
measures, can be introduced to protect a domestic industry
against unforeseen and overwhelming foreign competition and not
necessarily against unfair trade, like the previous two
defined as a situation where imported goods are being sold at
prices lower than in the country of origin, and also causing
financial injury to domestic producers of such goods. In other
words, there should be a demonstrated causal link between the
dumping and the injury experienced.
The International Trade Commission of South Africa (ITAC) also
publishes Sunset Review Applications in relation to anti-dumping
duty in terms of which any definitive anti-dumping duty will be
terminated on a date not later than five years from the date of
imposition, unless the International Trade Administration
Commission determines, in a review initiated before that date on
its own initiative or upon a duly substantiated request made by
or on behalf of the domestic industry, that the expiry of the
duty would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping
and material injury.
International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has
received the following applications concerning the SACU Tariff.
behalf of the national bodies of the individual SACU Countries
(Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland) has
invited interested parties to submit any objection to or
comments on these representations to the Chief Commissioner,
ITAC, Private Bag X753, Pretoria, 0001.
1: CREATION OF A REBATE PROVISION FOR: Motor cars and other
motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons
(excluding commercial vehicles or buses) including station
wagons and racing cars classifiable under tariff subheading
87.03, which were manufactured 40 years prior to the date of
importation or such motor cars of any age which is determined to
be an International collector’s vehicle by the International
Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) and subject to the
issuing of an ITAC import permit (and subject to import control
conditions) authorising the importation of the particular
vehicle, under such conditions as ITAC may allow by specific
rebate permit; and
2: REDUCTION IN THE RATE OF CUSTOMS DUTY ON: Rack and pinion
steering assemblies (excluding power-assisted types and those of
subheading 8708.94.10) classifiable under tariff subheading
8708.94.20 from 20% ad valorem to free of duty.
23/2016, Enquires: Ms. Pateka Busika, Ms. Mukeliwe Manyoni
and/or Mr. Daniel Thwala, Tel: 012 394 3595/3676/5162 or
alternatively email email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org/
21/2016, Enquires: Mr. Mashudu Lukhwareni/ Mr Daniel Thwala,
Tel: 012 394 3661/5162 or email
application was published in a Government Gazette Notice under
the title International Trade Administration Act: Customs tariff
application: List 1/2017. It was published in Gazette
No. 40621 of 17 February 2017 in Notice No. 129 of 2017.
due by 17 March 2017.