Tariff Amendments 2016

The Tariff Amendments are made in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 by Notice in the Gazette. The Notices are arranged according to the publication date and grouped in the different years of issue, which can be accessed on the black navigation pane above.
 
The implementation date has been indicated in bold where it differs from the publication date of a particular Notice for ease of reference.
 
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​Publication Details ​ ​Description ​ ​Implementation Date ​
Date GG and
Notice Numbers

​15 December 2016

 

​​GG.40499
R.1568

​Schedule No. 2 – Imposition of a provisional payment in relation to safeguard measures on frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species Gallus Domesticus, classifiable in tariff subheading 0207.14.9, originating in or imported from the European Union

15 December 2016​
​9 December 2016 ​GG.40481
R.1537

Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the insertion of tariff subheading 3005.10.10 and 3005.10.90 to increase the general rate of customs duty on adhesive bandages from free of duty to 10% – ITAC Report No. 521

​9 December 2016
​9 December 2016 ​GG.40481
R.1536

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the insertion and substitution of various tariff subheadings in Chapter 15 to insert new provisions for vegetable oils marketed and supplied for use in the process of cooking food

​9 December 2016
​2 December 2016
​GG.40460
R.1478

​Amendment of Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 by the insertion of rebate item 460.15/7210.61/01.06 and 460.15/7210.70/01.06 to create a rebate provision for the importation of flat-rolled steel products of iron or non-alloy steel – ITAC Report No. 532

​2 December 2016
​2 December 2016
​GG.40460
R.1466

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheading 3922.10 to increase the general rate of customs duty on acrylic sanitary ware from 20% to 30% – ITAC Report No. 525

​2 December 2016
4 November 2016 ​GG.40401
R.1370

​Correction Notice – By the substitution of the rates of duty where they appear in the "MERCOSUR" column as published in Notice R.1283 of Government Gazette 40356 on 21 October 2016

​10 October 2016
4 November 2016 ​GG.40401
R.1369

​​Correction Notice – By the substitution of the rates of duty where they appear in the "MERCOSUR" column as published in Notice R.1284 of Government Gazette 40356 on 21 October 2016

​10 October 2016
​21 October 2016 ​GG.40356
R.1285

​Amendment of the General Notes to Schedule No. 1 to give effect to the implementation of the Preferential Trade Agreement between the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

​1 April 2016
​​21 October 2016 ​GG.40356
R.1287

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 to give effect to the implementation of the Preferential Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and SACU

​1 April 2016
​​21 October 2016 ​GG.40356
R.1286

​Amendment of Schedule No. 10 by the insertion of Part 7 after Part 6 to give effect to the implementation of the Preferential Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and SACU

​1 April 2016
​​21 October 2016 ​GG.40356
R.1289

​Amendment of the General Notes to Schedule 1 to give effect to the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Development Community EPA States

​10 October 2016
​​21 October 2016 ​GG.40356
R.1283

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 to give effect to the implementation of the EPA agreement between the EU and the SADC EPA States (Fish products)

​10 October 2016
​​21 October 2016 ​GG.40356
R.1284

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 to give effect to the implementation of the EPA agreement between the EU and the SADC EPA States (Industrial)

​10 October 2016
​​21 October 2016 GG.40356
R.1290

​Amendment of Schedule No. 10 by the renumbering of Part 1 as Part 1A and the insertion of Part 1B to give effect to the implementation of the EPA agreement between the EU and the SADC EPA States

​10 October 2016
​​21 October 2016 ​GG.40363
R.1306

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the insertion of various items under item 204.00 in order to impose Anti-Dumping duties on frozen potato chips originating in or imported from Belgium and the Netherlands – ITAC Report No. 474

21 October 2016​
​23 September 2016 ​GG.40294
R.1151
​Amendment of Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 to provide for refund items on wine, vermouth and other fermented beverages that have become off-specification, contaminated or have undergone post-manufacturing deterioration ​23 September 2016
​23 September 2016 ​​GG.40294
R.1150

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the termination of anti-dumping duties on paper insulated lead covered electric cable originating in or imported from India – ITAC Report 531

​7 April 2016
​23 September 2016 GG.40294
R.1149

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 by the substitution of the definition for “VAA” where it appears under “Definitions” in Note 1.2 to rebate item 317.03 – Minute 04/2016

​1 January 2016
​16 September 2016
​GG.40282
R.1059

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 to reduce the rate of customs duty on sugar from 144,33c/kg to 31.89c/kg in terms of the existing variable tariff formula as recommended in Minute M05/2016

​16 September 2016
​26 August 2016
​​GG.40230
R.961

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution, insertion and deletion of various tariff subheadings in tariff headings 87.03 and 87.04 to reduce the rate of customs duty on diesel goods vehicles not exceeding 1 100 kg; petrol and electric passenger vehicles not exceeding 800 kg and electric goods vehicles not exceeding 800 kg, from 25% to free of duty

See also the consequential amendments below (Notice R.962 and Notice R.963) – ITAC Report 519

​26 August 2016
​26 August 2016

GG.40230
R.962

Amendmet of Part 2B of Schedule No. 1 as a consequence of the amendment in Notice R.961 – ITAC Report 519

​26 August 2016
​26 August 2016 GG.40230
R.963
Amendment of ​Part 2B of Schedule No. 6 as a consequence of the amendment in Notice R.961 – ITAC Report 519 ​26 August 2016
​​22 August 2016 ​GG.40223
R.939

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff heading 1001.9 and 1101.00 to increase the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 122.43c/kg and 183.65c/kg to 159.14c/kg and 238.71c/kg respectively – ITAC Minute 02/2016

​22 August 2016
​12 August 2016 ​GG.40204
R.912

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the termination of anti-dumping duties on bolts and nuts of iron or steel originating in or imported from the People’s Republic of China – ITAC Report 528

​5 May 2016
​5 August 2016
​GG.40190
R.900

Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff heading 17.01 to reduce the rate of customs duty on sugar from 239.5c/kg to 144.33c/kg – ITAC Minute 03/2016

​5 August 2016
​8 July 2016
​GG.40128
R.820

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the insertion, substitution and deletion of various tariff subheadings under heading 08.11 to provide for fruit not containing any added sugar or sweetening matter on a statistical level

​8 July 2016
24 June 2016
​GG.40091
R.752

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of various tariff subheadings under section  72 to increase the rate of customs duty on other bars, rods and forges from free to 10% – ITAC Report 526

​24 June 2016
​17 June 2016

​GG.40076
R.728

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the insertion of rebate items listed in Schedule No. 3 and 4 in the column headed "Rebate Items" which will be subject to the payment of anti-dumping – ITAC Minute M10/2015

17 June 2016​
​10 June 2016
​GG.40059
R.711

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheading 3701.30.25 in order to reduce the rate of customs duty on aluminium printing plates from 15% to free of duty – ITAC Report 523

​10 June 2016
​10 June 2016 ​GG.40059
R.712

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of various tariff subheadings under section 72 to increase the rate of customs duty on hot-rolled steel from free of duty to 10% – ITAC Report 524

​10 June 2016
​10 June 2016 ​GG.40059
R.713

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 by the insertion of rebate item 311.40/5513.21/01.05 to provide for a rebate provision for woven fabrics used in the manufacture of shirts – ITAC Report 522

​10 June 2016
​3 June 2016

​GG.40045
R.679

​Amendment of Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 to make provision for retrospective extension of the open cycle gas turbine units included under the diesel refund item for independent peak power producers

​1 April 2015
​27 May 2016
​GG.40014
R.592

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the deletion of tariff subheadings 2004.10.20 and 2004.10.90 and the insertion of tariff items 2004.10.2; 2004.10.21; 2004.10.29; 2004.10.9; 2004.10.91 and 2004.10.99 in order to provide for new categories of frozen potato products

​27 May 2016
​27 May 2016 ​GG.40014
R.593

​Amendment of Part 3 of Schedule No. 2 by the deletion of safeguard item 260.02/2004.10.20/01.08 and the insertion of item 260.02/2004.10.2/01.07 as a consequence to the amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 to provide for new categories of frozen potato chips. Note that the deletion is permanent and the insertion is up to and including 4 June 2016 whereafter the safeguard duty will lapse in its’ totality

​27 May 2016
​27 May 2016 ​GG.40014
R.591

​Amendment of Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 to clarify the position with regard to certain provisions under the diesel refund item

​27 May 2016
​20 May 2016
GG.40004
R​.557

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 4 by the substitution of item 412.10/00.00/01.00 to review the value and number of unsolicited postal gifts

​20 May 2016
​06 May 2016
​GG.39976
R.508

Amendment of the ​General Notes to Schedule No. 1 to give effect to the Republic of Croatia’s accession to the European Union Protocol of Trade

​1 July 2013
​11 April 2016
​GG.39915
R.418

Amendment of ​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91, 1001.99, 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 to increase the rates of customs duty on wheat and wheaten products from 91.12c/kg and 136.68c/kg to 122.43c/kg and 183.65c/kg respectively – ITAC Minute M09/2015

​11 April 2016
​11 April 2016 ​GG.39915
R.419

Amendment of ​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 to reduce the rates of customs duty on sugar from 245,4c/kg to 239,5c/kg – ITAC Minute M11/2015

​11 April 2016
​08 April 2016
​GG.39911
R.414

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the termination of anti-dumping duties on acrylic blankets originating in or imported from China or Turkey by the deletion of items 211.14; 211.14/6301.40/08.06; 211.14/6301.40/06.06 and 211.14/6301.90/08.06 – ITAC Report 510

​03 February 2016
​08 April 2016
​GG.39911
R.415
Amendment of ​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 by the withdrawal of rebate provision on plates, sheets, film, foil and strips of polymers of propylene, biaxially oriented, for the manufacture of self-adhesive tape by the deletion of rebate item 307.01/3920.20/01.06
​08 April 2016
​08 April 2016
​GG.39911
R.416

Amendment of ​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 by the insertion of rebate item 307.02/3920.51/01.06 to provide for a rebate on acrylic sheet used in the manufacture of sanitary ware of plastic – ITAC Report 515

​08 April 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.396

​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by rectifying some editorial errors/omissions that occurred in the Budget Review tabled by the Minister of Finance on 24 February 2016. Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 is, therefore, amended with retrospective effect from the date and time of tabling on 24 February 2016 at 14:47

​24 February 2016 at 14:47
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.395

Amendment of ​Part 2A of Schedule No. 1 by rectifying some editorial errors/omissions that occurred in the Budget Review tabled by the Minister of Finance on 24 February 2016 are rectified. Part 2A of Schedule No. 1 is, therefore, amended with retrospective effect from the date and time of tabling on 24 February 2016 at 14:47

​24 February 2016 at 14:47
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.392

Amendment of ​Part 3A of Schedule No. 1 by an increase in the rate of environmental levy on plastic bags from 6c/bag to 8c/bag to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 24 February 2016

​1 April 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.400
​Amendment of Part 3C of Schedule No. 1 by an increase in the rate of environmental levy on incandescent light bulbs from R4.00 to R6.00 per globe to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 24 February 2016
​1 April 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.401

Amendment of ​Part 3D of Schedule No. 1 by an increase in the motor vehicles emissions tax on passenger vehicles from R90 to R100 for every gram of CO2 emissions per kilometre above 120g CO2/km and, in the case of double cabs, from R125 to R140 for every gram of CO2 emissions per kilometre in excess of 175g CO2/km to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 24 February 2016

​1 April 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.397

​Amendment of Part 5A of Schedule No. 1 by an increase of 30c/li in the rate of the general fuel levy from 255c/li to 285c/li and 240c/li to 270c/li on petrol and diesel respectively to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 24 February 2016

​6 April 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.393

Amendment of ​Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 by the insertion of rebate items 620.03/104.17.09/07.01 and 620.06/104.17.09/06.01 as a consequence to the 2015 Budget speech that inserted provisions for non-malted cereal grains

​25 February 2015
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.398

​Amendment of Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 to provide specific rebate items for pot stilled and vintage brandy as well as mixtures of non-malted cereal grains and non-alcoholic beverages

​24 February 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.399

Amendment of ​Part 1D of Schedule No. 6 to provide specific rebate items for pot stilled and vintage brandy

​24 February 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.394

​Amendment of Part 1 D of Schedule No. 6 to provide specific rebate items for pot stilled and vintage brandy

​24 February 2016
​31 March 2016 ​GG.39892
R.402

Amendment of ​Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 by a reduction of 50% for the generation of electricity by open cycle turbines as announced in the budget review of 2015

​1 April 2016
​31 March 2016
​GG.39892
R.403

​Amendment of Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 by adjusting the diesel refund provisions as a consequence to the increase in the fuel levy as announced by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech of 24 February 2016

​6 April 2016
​11 March 2016

GG 39799
R.240

 

Amendment of ​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the deletion of tariff subheading 1605.53.20 and insertion of tariff subheadings 1605.53.2; 1605.53.21 and 1605.53.22 to reduce the rate of customs duty on canned mussels in airtight metal containers from 25% to free – ITAC Report 513

​11 March 2016
​11 March 2016

​GG 39799
R.239

Amendment of ​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the insertion of tariff subheadings 3909.50.10 and 3909.50.90 and the substitution of tariff subheading 3909.50 to increase the rate of customs duty on polyurethane prepolymers from free to 10% - ITAC Report 514

​11 March 2016
​24 February 2016
​n/a

​Taxation Proposals as tabled by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review 2016 at 14:47

24 February 2016

* Note the time of tabling

12 February 2016



​GG 39686
R.172
​Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of various tariff subheadings in Chapter 72 to increase the rate of customs duty on semi-finished steel, steel plates, cold-rolled steel and steel sections from free to 10% – ITAC Report 517 
​12 February 2016 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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