Tariff Amendments 2017

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.
 
Notes 
The publication details are no longer available prior to the actual publication of a Gazette. Therefore, Tariff Amendments will be added to the SARS website without the publication details and then replaced as soon as the details are received on the next day.
 
 
Publication Details ​​ ​Description ​​ Implementation Date ​​
​Date                     GG and
Notice Numbers
​6 Ocober 2017
New!
​GG.41165
R.1082

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheading 9612.10 and the insertion of tariff subheading 9612.10.10 and 9612.10.90 to reduce the rate of customs duty on thermal transfer ribbons and cartridges from 15% to free of duty – ITAC Report No. 556

​6 October 2017
​6 October 2017
New!
​GG.41165
R.1083

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the deletion of items 213.03/7005.29.05/02.08; 213.03/7005.29.05/05.08; 213.03/7005.29.05/07.08 and 213.03/7005.29.05/10.08 to give effect to the termination of anti-dumping duties on solar glass originating in or imported from Indonesia – ITAC Report No. 557

With retrospective effect from 26 July 2017
6 October 2017
New!
​GG.41165
R.1084

​Amendment to Part 1B of Schedule No. 6 by the substitution of item 619.07/104.10.20/01.01 and the insertion of item 619.09/104.10.20/01.01 in order to provide for a rebate on the excise duties of beer, wine and other fermented beverages used in the manufacture of low alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages by a process of extracting ethanol as well as the movement of the extracted ethanol by-product

​6 October 2017
6 October 2017
New!
​GG.41165
R.1085

​Amendment to Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 by the amendment of various rebate items and Notes under item 620.00 in order to provide for a rebate on the excise duties of beer, wine and other fermented beverages used in the manufacture of low alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages by a process of extracting ethanol as well as the movement of the extracted ethanol by-product

​6 October 2017
​6 October 2017
New!
​GG.41165
R.1080

​Amendment to Part 1D of Schedule No. 6 by the insertion of various rebate items under item 621.00 in order to provide for a rebate on the excise duties of beer, wine and other fermented beverages used in the manufacture of low alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages by a process of extracting ethanol as well as the movement of the extracted ethanol by-product

​​6 October 2017
29 September 2017 ​GG.41149
R.1059

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 to increase the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 37.93c/kg and 56.90c/kg to 75.24c/kg and 112.85c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute 10/2017

​29 September 2017
15 September 2017 ​GG.41118
R.1000

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 to increase the rate of customs duty on sugar from free to 213.1c/kg in terms of the existing variable tariff formula for sugar – ITAC Minute M11/2017

​15 September 2017
​​8 September 2017
​GG.41101
R.984

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 to reduce the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 94.72c/kg to 37.93c/kg and 142.18c/kg to 56.90c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute 08/2017

​8 September 2017
​1 September 2017 ​GG.41083
R.952
​​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 3 by the insertion of rebate items 320.01/3926.90.90/01.08; 320.01/4409.29.90/01.08; 320.01/8301.30/01.06; 320.01/8202.10/01.06 and 320.01/8302.42.90/01/08 in order to create a rebate provision for certain goods used in the manufacture of furniture - ITAC Report 544 ​1 September 2017
​​1 September 2017 ​GG.41083
R.951
​​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheadings 7315.82.01; 7315.82.03; 7315.82.05; 7315.82.07; 7315.82.90 and 7326.11 to increase the general rate of duty from free to 15% – ITAC Report 546. ​1 September 2017
​​1 September 2017 ​GG.41083
R.950
​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheading 7326.20.10 to increase the rate of customs duty on gabions of wire netting from free to 30% – ITAC Report 552. ​​1 September 2017
​1 September 2017 ​GG.41083
R.949

​Amendment to Schedule No. 1, by the substitution General Note M to amend the TRQ allocation of the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between the common market of the south (MERCOSUR) and Southern African Customs Union

With retrospective effect from 1 April 2016
​​1 September 2017 ​GG.41083
R.948

​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheading 8708.94.20 to reduce the rate of customs duty on rack and pinion steering assemblies from 20% to free of duty – ITAC Report 553

​​1 September 2017
​25 August 2017

​GG.41065
R.905

​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 3301.90.20 and 3301.90.30 as well as the insertion of tariff subheading 0405.20.10 and 0405.20.90 to give effect to technical corrections to the SACU tariff duty structure as well as adjusting the duty structure to the WTO bound rate - ITAC Report 554 

25 August 2017
​25 August 2017
​GG.41065
R.902

​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheading 8704.21.75 in order to amend the description to engine capacity to not exceed 1000 cm3 – ITAC Report 543 

​25 August 2017
​25 August 2017
​GG.41065
R.903

​Amendment to Part 2B to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of item 126.04.02/8704.21.75 as a consequence to the amendment to the description of tariff subheading 8704.21.75 in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – ITAC Report 543

​25 August 2017
​25 August 2017
​GG.41065
R.904

​Amendment to Part 3E to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of item 153.04.15/8704.21.75 as a consequence to the amendment to the description of tariff subheading 8704.21.75 in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – ITAC Report 543

25 August 2017
​25 August 2017
​GG.41065
R.901

​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff heading 7321.11 and insertion of item 7321.11.10 and 7321.11.90 to increase the rate of customs duty on certain stoves for gas fuel from 15% to 30% - ITAC Report 534

25 August 2017
​25 August 2017
​GG.41065
R.899

​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheading 9801.00.40 to make provision for dumpers for off-highway use of less than 50 tons under the APDP programme – ITAC Minute M07/2016

25 August 2017
​25 August 2017
​GG.41065
R.900

​Amendment to Part 1 to Schedule No. 3 by the substitution and deletion of various notes and rebate items in order to make provision for dumpers for off-highway use of less than 50 tons under the APDP programme – ITAC Minute M07/2016

25 August 2017
​​11 August 2017
​GG.41038
R.831

​Amendment to Part 3 of Schedule No. 2, by the insertion of item 260.03/72.08/01.04; 260.03/7211.14/01.06; 260.03/7211.19/01.06; 260.03/7225.30/01.06; 260.03/7225.40/01.06; 260.03/7225.99/01.06; 260.03/7226.91/01.06 and 260.03/7266.99/01.06 for remedial action in the form of a safeguard duty against the importation of certain flat hot-rolled steel products – ITAC Report 551

11 August 2017 up to and including 10 August 2018
​11 August 2017
​GG.41038
R.829

​Amendment to Part 3 of Schedule No. 2, by the substitution of item 260.03/72.08/01.04; 260.03/7211.14/01.06; 260.03/7211.19/01.06; 260.03/7225.30/01.06; 260.03/7225.40/01.06; 260.03/7225.99/01.06; 260.03/7226.91/01.06 and 260.03/7266.99/01.06 to reduce the rate of safeguard duty against the importation of certain flat
hot-rolled steel products from 12% to 10% – ITAC Report 551

11 August 2018 up to and including 10 August 2019
​11 August 2017
​GG.41038
R.830

​Amendment to Part 3 of Schedule No. 2, by the substitution of item 260.03/72.08/01.04; 260.03/7211.14/01.06; 260.03/7211.19/01.06; 260.03/7225.30/01.06; 260.03/7225.40/01.06; 260.03/7225.99/01.06; 260.03/7226.91/01.06 and 260.03/7266.99/01.06 to reduce the rate of safeguard duty against the importation of certain flat
hot-rolled steel products from 10% to 8% – ITAC Report 551

11 August 2019 up to and including 10 August 2020
​4 August 2017 ​​GG.41023
R.774

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 7216.31, 7216.32, 7216.33 and 7216.50 to increase the rate of customs duty on steel wire rod, steel reinforcing bar and structural steel from free of duty to 10% – ITAC Report 509

4 August 2017​​
​28 July 2017
​GG.41012
R.764

​Amendment to 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 63.63c/kg to free due to the review of the Dollar-based Domestic Reference Price and variable tariff formula for sugar – ITAC Report 542

28 July 2017​
​21 July 2017
​GG.40993
R.696

​Correction Notice to reflect the correct rate of Anti-dumping duty on item 215.02/7312.10.90/04.08 as 93% instead of 96% in the English version only

With retrospective effect from 17 June 2016
​23 June 2017
​GG.40934
R.600

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 to reduce the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 119.02c/kg to 94,72c/kg and 178.53c/kg to 142,18c/kg respectively, in terms of the revised dollar-based domestic reference price and the existing variable tariff formula - ITAC Report 538

​23 June 2017
​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.295
​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 to reduce the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 159.14c/kg to 119.02c/kg and 238.71c/kg to 178.53c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – ITAC Minute M01/2017. ​31 March 2017
​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.294
​Part 5B of Schedule No. 1 – An increase of 9c/li in the RAF levy from 154c/li to 163c/li on both petrol and diesel to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 22 February 2017 5 April 2017​
​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.293
​Part 5A of Schedule No. 1 – An increase of 30c/li in the rate of the general fuel levy from 285c/li to 315c/li and 270c/li to 300c/li on petrol and diesel respectively to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 22 February 2017 ​5 April 2017
​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.292
​​Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 – As a consequence to the increase in the fuel levy as announced by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech of 22 February 2017, the diesel refund provisions are adjusted accordingly 5 April 2017
​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.291
​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of various tariff subheadings under tariff heading 72.17 and 73.18 to review the rate of customs duty on steel wire products and steel fasteners upwards as recommended in Itac Report no. 545 ​31 March 2017
​​​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.290

​Amendment to the General Notes to Schedule No. 1 to implement the revised Tariff Rate Quotas by the substitution of Table 1 in paragraph 3.1 to Note IJ of the General Notes in terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into effect on 10 October 2016

With retrospective effect from 1 January 2017​
​​​31 March 2017 ​GG.40734
R.289

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheading 2933.69.30 to reduce the rate of customs duty on Atrazine from 10% to free of duty – Itac Report No. 541

​31 March 2017
​​24 March 2017 ​GG.40713
R.266

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 by the insertion of rebate item 317.06/00.00/06.00 to provide for duty free imports of components for heavy motor vehicles – dti request

​24 March 2017
​​24 March 2017 ​GG.40713
R.265

​Amendment to Part 3 of Schedule No. 5 by the insertion of refund item 536.00/00.00/04.00 to provide for duty free imports of components for heavy motor vehicles – dti request

​24 March 2017
​​​24 March 2017 ​GG.40713
R.264

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 to increase the rate of customs duty on sugar from free of duty to 63.63c/kg in terms of the existing variable tariff formula as recommended in Minute M08/2016

​24 March 2017
​17 March 2017
​GG.40696
R.239
​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 as a consequence to the changes made under tariff heading 39.07 due to the implementation of the Harmonized System (HS) for 2017 ​​17 March 2017
​​17 March 2017 ​GG.40692
R.236

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution, insertion and deletion of various tariff subheadings under tariff headings 39.07 to align the 8-digit tariff subheading structure for Poly (ethylene terephthalate) with the Harmonized System (HS) for 2017

​17 March 2017
​3 March 2017 GG.40661
R.​199

Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution and insertion various tariff subheadings under tariff headings 72.19 and 72.20 to increase the rate of customs duty on flat rolled products of stainless steel from free of duty to 5% – ITAC Report No. 535

3 March 2017​
22 February 2017 
n/a
​Taxation Proposals as tabled by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review 2017 at 14:32
 
​22 February 2017

* Note the time of tabling
10 February 2017
GG.40611
R.​​116

​Amendment to 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 31.89c/kg to free of duty in terms of the existing variable tariff formula as recommended in Minute M06/2016

10 February 2017​
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.75
​Amendment to Schedule No. 8 as a consequence to the publication of environmental levy on tyres as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review on 24 February 2016
​1 February 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.74
​Amendment to Part 4 of Schedule No. 6 as a consequence to the publication of environmental levy on tyres as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review on 24 February 2016
​1 February 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.73
​Amendment to Part 5 of Schedule No. 4 as a consequence to the publication of environmental levy on tyres as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review on 24 February 2016
​​1 February 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.72
​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 as a consequence to the publication of environmental levy on tyres as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review on 24 February 2016
​​1 February 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.71
​​Amendment to Part 3E of Schedule No. 1 as promulgated in the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act No. 13 of 2016 published in Government Gazette No. 40560 dated 19 January 2017 as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review on 24 February 2016
​​1 February 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.70
​Amendment to Part 3D of Schedule No. 1 to include hybrid vehicles under environmental levy on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of motor vehicles
​27 January 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40582
R.69

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 as a consequence to the publication of environmental levy on tyres as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review on 24 February 2016

​1 February 2017
​27 January 2017 ​GG.40578
R.66

​Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 by the insertion of rebate items no. 311.42/8536.50.50/01.08 and 311.42/8544.49.90/01.08 to provide for a rebate provision for switches and wire for the manufacture of electric blankets  – ITAC Report No. 536

​27 January 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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