Tariff Amendments 2013

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 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.

 

 

​Publication Details ​ ​Description ​ ​Implementation Date ​
​Date GG and Notice Numbers
20 December 2013

​GG 37175

R.1025

​Imposition of provisional payment in relation to anti-dumping on disodium carbonate imported from the United States of America produced by OCI Chemical Corporation; TATA Chemicals (SODA ASH) Partners Inc. (TCSAP); as well as other manufacturers excluding that produced by TATA Chemicals (SODA ASH) Partners Inc. (TCSAP) and OCI Chemical Corporation

Up to and including 20 June 2014
20 December 2013

​​GG 37175

R.1024

​Imposition of provisional payment in relation to anti-dumping duty on frozen potato chips or French fries originating in or imported from Belgium and produced by Clarebout Potatoes N.V; all other manufacturers excluding Clarebout Potatoes N.V.; and originating in or imported from the Netherlands, excluding that produced by Lamb Weston/Meijer V.O.F.

Up to and including 20 June 2014
20 December 2013

​​GG 37154

R.1011

Schedule No. 8 - Reduction of all licence fees to a rate of "free"

20 December 2013​
20 December 2013

​​GG 37154

R.1010

​Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 - Deletion of rebate item 460.11/00.00/05.00 upon request of the Minister of Trade and Industry

​20 December 2013​
20 December 2013

​​GG 37154

R.1009

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 4 - Deletion of rebate items 412.25/00.00/01.00 and 412.25/00.00/02.00 upon request of the Minister of Trade and Industry

15 November 2013
20 December 2013

​​GG 37154

R.1008

​The General Notes to Schedule No. 1 is amended as follows:

  1. General Note K.5(a) and (b) and General Note 6(a) and (b) are deleted
  2. General Note K.5 and General Note 6 are substituted as a consequence to the expiry of the MMTZ quota agreement
​20 December 2013
20 December 2013

​​GG 37154

R.1007

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheading 3920.91 in order to replace EFTA phase-down amendment thereof

1 January 2014
20 December 2013

​​GG 37154

R.1006

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheading 3920.91 to reduce the rate of duty on polyvinyl butyral from 10% to free - ITAC Report 448

20 December 2013 up to and including 31 December 2013
13 December 2013

​GG 37150

R.1000

​Schedule No. 6 - Amendment of Part 3 by the insertion of
Note 6(h)(vi) in respect of refunds relating to distillate fuel used by the farming sector

1 November 2009
13 December 2013

​GG 37150

R.999

​Schedule No. 6 - Amendment of Part 3 by the insertion of
Note 6(a)(xi) in respect of refunds relating to distillate fuel used by the farming sector

​1 April 2013
13 December 2013

​GG 37150

R.998

​Schedule No. 6 - Amendment of Part 3 by the insertion of
Note 6(h)(ii)(cc)(B)(DD) and Note 6(h)(vii) in respect of diesel refunds

​13 December 2013
13 December 2013

​GG 37150

R.997

Schedule No. 6 - Amendment of Part 3 by the substitution of
Note 6(f)(iii)(cc) and Note 6(f)(iv) in respect of refunds relating to mining activities

​1 January 2011
29 November 2013

​GG 37063

R.906

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Reduction in rate of duty on self-adhesive polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film - ITAC Report 446

​​29 November 2013
29 November 2013 ​GG 37061

Important Notes to all Stakeholders

The implementation date for most of the amendments is 1 January 2014, but due to technical reasons, the new 8-digit subheadings for salt (in TH 2501.00), bromomethane (TH 2903.39.20) and tyres (in TH 4011.10 and TH 4011.20) will only come into effect on Friday 14 February 2014

Stakeholders need to ensure that any import permits required for the importation of the above-mentioned commodities reflect the amended commodity codes with effect from 14 February 2014

The amendments to Schedule No. 2 will also come into effect on 14 February 2014. This will allow for any system changes and the necessary system testing to be conducted timeously in order for industry to be ready before the implementation thereof

29 November 2013​

​GG 37061

R.902

​Schedule No. 5 - Note 14 is deleted as it has become redundant

1 January 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.901

​Schedule No. 4 - Note 5 is deleted as it has become redundant

1 January 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.900

​Schedule No. 3 - Note 8 is deleted as it has become redundant

1 January 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.899

​Schedule No. 2 - Part 2 is amended by alignment to an 8-digit level

14 February 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.898

​Schedule No. 2 - Part 1 is amended by alignment to an 8-digit level

14 February 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.897

​Part 2B of Schedule No. 1 - Amendment to correct the sequence of tariff subheading 8528.71.90

1 January 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.896

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Creation of new separate 8-digit subheadings for goods classifiable in tariff headings 2501.00, 2903.39, 4011.10 and 4011.20

 

14 February 2014
29 November 2013

​GG 37061

R.895

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 -

  1. Phase-down of duties in terms of the EFTA Trade Agreement
  2. Reduction in the rate of duty on paper and paperboard of tariff subheading 4811.41.90 - ITAC Report 151
1 January 2014
15 November 2013

​GG 37015

R.862

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Substitution of items 215.02/7315.82/01.06 and 215.02/7315.82/02.06 to amend the description to replace "imported from" with "manufactured by" - ITAC Minute M1/2013

9 May 2008
15 November 2013

​GG 37015

R.861

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheading 8545.11 to increase the general rate of duty from free of duty to the WTO bound rate of 10 per cent - ITAC Report 438

​15 November 2013
15 November 2013

​GG 37015

R.860

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of certain petroleum products in Chapter 27 to change the statistical unit from kilograms (kg) to litres (li)

​15 November 2013
​25 October 2013

​GG 36952

R.812

​Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 - Substitution of Note 6(ij)(ii)(aa)(C) in respect of refunds for diesel used in commercial fishing vessels

​25 October 2013
​18 October 2013

​GG 36924

R.775

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Sunset review of anti-dumping duties on garden picks, spades, shovels, rakes and forks, originating in or imported from the People's Republic of China (PRC) - ITAC Report 444

​18 October 2013
​18 October 2013

​GG 36924

R.774

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Deletion of tariff subheading 3921.90.05 and insertion of tariff subheadings 3921.90.07 and 3921.90.09 to reduce the general rate of customs duty on laminates of phenolic resin with a basis of paper - ITAC Report 433

​18 October 2013
​11 October 2013

​GG 36905

R.744

​Part 1 in Schedule No. 2 - Termination of anti-dumping duties on door locks and door handles originating in or imported from the People's Republic of China - ITAC Report 407

21 August 2013
​11 October 2013

GG 36905

R.743​

​Part 3 in Schedule No. 6 - Increase in Road Accident Fund levy rate on rail from 88c/li to 96c/li as announced in the 2013 Budget Review

3 April 2013
​11 October 2013

​GG 36905

R.742

​Part 3 in Schedule No. 3 - New rebate item 303.01/1511.90/03.06 for refined, bleached and deodorized but not fractionated palm oil used in the manufacture of edible fates or oils - ITAC Report 439

​11 October 2013
​30 September 2013

​GG 36876

R.715

Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheadings 0207.12.20, 0207.12.90, 0207.14.10, 0207.14.20 and 0207.14.90 to increase the rate of custom duty - ITAC Report 442

​​30 September 2013
​27 September 2013

​GG 36866

R.706

Schedule No. 2 - ​Imposition of provisional payment in relation to anti-dumping on coated paper, classifiable in heading 48.10, originating in or imported from China or the Republic of Korea up to and including 14 March 2014 - ITAC Report 445

​27 September 2013

Note:
Up to and including 14 March 2014

​6 September 2013

​GG 36824

R.667

Schedule No. 2 - ​Amendment of the Provisional Payment imposed by Notice R.468 published in GG 36633 of 5 July 2013, to reflect new subheading 2004.10.20 for frozen potato chips or French fries

16 August 2013
​30 August 2013

​GG 36780

R.640

​Amendment of Additional Note 1(f) to Chapter 27 in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Amending the distillation specifications for illuminating kerosene

​30 August 2013
​16 August 2013

​GG 36737

R.612

​Schedule No. 3 - Deletion of duplicated rebate item 317.02/00.00/06.00

​16 August 2013
​16 August 2013

​GG 36737

R.611

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Correction of a typographical error in item 206.04 in the Afrikaans version only

​16 August 2013
​​16 August 2013

​GG 36737

R.610

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Termination of the anti-dumping duties on acetaminophenol originating in or imported from the United States of America (USA) and the People's Republic of China - ITAC Report 437

​​16 August 2013
​16 August 2013

​GG 36737

R.609

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Implementation of a number of new 8-digit tariff subheadings for statistical purposes

​16 August 2013
​​16 August 2013

​GG 36737

R.608

​Schedule No. 6 - Substitution of Note 4 to ensure that manufacturers in terms of rebate items 629.19/104.15.07/01.01 and 620.19/104.15.08/02.01 are registered with SARS

​1 September 2012
​16 August 2013

​GG 36737

R.607

​Schedule No. 6 - New rebate items 620.19/104.15.07/01.01 and 620.19/104.15.08/02.01 to allow for unfortified wine to be used in the production of non-alcoholic beverages under rebate of the full excise duty

​1 September 2012
​26 July 2013

​GG 36684

R.516

Schedule No. 2 - ​Application for remedial action against the alleged dumping of unframed mirrors of a thickness of 2mm or more, but not exceeding 6mm, originating in or imported from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination - ITAC Report 435

Note:

The definite anti-dumping duty is imposed with retrospective effect to the date of the imposition of the provisional payment (Notice R.163 published in GG 36208 on 8 March 2013)

8 March 2013
​12 July 2013

​GG 36638

R.476

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Substitution of rebate item 311.40/5208.4/01.05 to include boxer shorts classifiable in tariff headings 62.07 and 62.08 as part of the manufactured products - ITAC Report 434

​12 July 2013
​12 July 2013

​GG 36638

R.475

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of subheading 8708.50.30 to reduce the general rate of customs duty on constant-velocity (CV) joints from 20% to free of duty - ITAC Report 433

​12 July 2013
​12 July 2013 ​GG 36638
 
R.474

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Deletion of subheading 7317.00.10 and insertion of subheadings 7317.00.02, 7317.00.04 and 7317.00.06 and to increase the general rate of customs duty on wire nails from 5% to 15% - ITAC Report 432

​12 July 2013
​12 July 2013

​GG 36638

R.473

Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 -Insertion of rebate item 315.03/7616.99/01.06 to provide for aluminium slugs for impact extrusion used in the manufacture of aerosol cans - ITAC Report 431

​12 July 2013
​5 July 2013

​GG 36633

R.468

Schedule No. 2 - ​Imposition of a provisional payment in relation to safeguard duties on frozen potato chips or french fries  up to and including 20 January 2014 - ITAC Report 436

​5 July 2013
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.392

​Amendment of Part 1D of Schedule No. 6 by the insertion of rebate items -

  • 621.17/104.23
  • 621.17/104.23.28/01.01
  • 621.18/104.21
  • 621.18/104.21.01/01.01
  • 621.19/104.23
  • 621.19/104.23.03/01.01 and 
  • 621.19/104.23.11/02.01

to facilitate the use of an excisable product (wine) in the manufacture of another excisable product (spirituous beverages or liqueur) under rebate of duty

​1 March 2011
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.391

Amendment of Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 by the -

  1. insertion of rebate items 620.07/104.15.07/01.09, 620.08/104.16.09/01.07, 620.10/104.17.15/01.06 and 620.10/104.17.16/02.06; and
  2. substitution of rebate items 620.07/104.15.07/01.07, 620.07/104.15.07/01.08, 620.07/104.15.08/02.07, 620.07/104.15.08/02.08, 620.08/104.16.09/01.05, 620.08/104.16.09/01.06, 620.08/104.16.10/02.05, 620.08/104.16.10/02.06, 620.09/104.15.09/01.02, 620.09/104.15.10/02.02, 620.10/104.17.15/01.04, 620.10/104.17.15/01.05, 620.10/104.17.16/02.04, 620.10/104.17.16/02.05, 620.11/104.15.07/01.01 and 620.11/104.15.08/02.01

to facilitate the use of an excisable product (wine) in the manufacture of another excisable product (spirituous beverages or liqueur) under rebate of duty

1 March 2011
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.390

Amendment of Part 1D of Schedule No. 6 by the -

  1. insertion of rebate items 621.09, 621.10, 621.10/104.21.01/01.01, 621.12 and 621.13; and
  2. substitution of rebate items 621.09/104.21.03/01.01, 621.11, 621.12/104.23.03/01.01, 621.13/104.23.03/01.01 and 621.14

to provide for the amended excise duty structure of fruit fermented beverages of heading 22.06

27 February 2013
​​7 June 2013
​​GG 36515
R.389

Amendment of Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 by the -

  1. insertion of rebate items 620.11/104.15, 620.15/104.17, 620.15/104.17.07/01.01, 620.17/104.17,
    620.17/104.17.21/02.01; and 
  2. substitution of rebate items 620.15/104.17.15/01.01, 620.15/104.17.16/02.01 and 620.17/104.17.17/01.01

to provide for unfortified fermented beverages, with an alcoholic strength below 2.5 per cent for use in the manufacture of vinegar

27 February 2013
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.388

Part 2A of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of Note 5 to provide for beverages of fermented origin with an alcohol content exceeding 15 per cent but not exceeding 23 per cent

23 February 2011 up to and including 28 February 2011
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.387

Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of Additional Note 4 to Chapter 22 to provide for beverages of fermented origin with an alcohol content exceeding 15 per cent but not exceeding 23 per cent

1 March 2011
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.386

Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Insertion of rebate item 306.01/2815.11/02.06 for Sodium Hydroxide for use in the manufacture of Sodium Metasilicates - ITAC Report 428

​​7 June 2013
​​7 June 2013 ​​GG 36515
R.385

Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 -Deletion of rebate items 305.01/39.07/01.04, 306.10/39.07/01.04, 
307.01/3907.20/01.06 and 319.01/3907.20/01.06 - ITAC Report 430

​7 June 2013
​7 June 2013 ​GG 36515
R.384
Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of subheading 3907.20.15 to reduce the rate of duty on polyether-polyols from 10% to free - ITAC Report 430
​​7 June 2013
​10 May 2013 ​GG 36433
R. 338

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of subheading 3920.99.25 to increase the general rate of customs duty on polytetrafluoroethylene tape from 10% to 20% - ITAC Report 426

​10 May 2013
​12 April 2013 ​GG 36338
R.269
​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of subheading 8481.80.79 to increase the general rate of customs duty on taps and mixers from 15% to the GATT bound rate of 20% - ITAC Report 425
​12 April 2013
​5 April 2013

​GG 36308

R.249

​Part 3 of Schedule No. 5 - Substitution of rebate item 537.02/87.00/01.02 to extend the period for issuing of productive asset allowance certificates up to 31 December 2015 - ITAC Minute M2/2012
​5 April 2013
​5 April 2013

​GG 36308

R.248

​Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 - Substitution of rebate item 460.17/87.00/03.02 to extend the period for issuing of productive asset allowance certificates up to 31 December 2015 - ITAC Minute M2/2012
​5 April 2013
​28 March 2013

​GG 36294

R.235

​Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 - Implementation of the adjusted diesel concessions announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review
​3 April 2013
​28 March 2013

​GG 36294

R.234

​Part 1C to Schedule No. 6 as a consequence to the taxation proposals amending heading 22.06 in Part 1 and Part 2A as tabled on 27 February 2013 by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Review
​​27 February 2013
Time of Tabling = 14H58
​28 March 2013 ​GG 36294

R.233
​Part 5B to Schedule No. 1 - Increase of the Road Accident Fund levy on both petrol and diesel from 88c/li to 96c/li, as announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review
 
3 April 2013
​​28 March 2013 ​GG 36294
 
R.232
​Part 5A of Schedule No. 1 - Increase of the general rate of fuel levy from 197.5c/li to 212.5c/li and from 182c/li to 197.5c/li on petrol and diesel respectively, as announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review
 
3 April 2013
​28 March 2013 ​​GG 36294
R.231
​Part 3D of Schedule No. 1 - Increase of tax on carbon dioxide emissions of passenger vehicles as announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review, as follows:
  1. For passenger vehicles - from R75 to R90 for every gram of emissions per kilometre above 120g carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre
  2. For double cabs - from R100 to R125 for every gram per kilometre in excess of 175g carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre
​​1 April 2013
​28 March 2013 ​​​GG 36294
R.230
​Part 3C of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the rate of environmental levy on incandescent light bulbs from R3,00 to R4,00 per globe, as announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review
1 April 2013
​28 March 2013 ​​​GG 36294
R.229
​Part 3A of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the rate of environmental levy on plastic bags from 4c/bag to 6c/bag, as announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review
1 April 2013
​28 March 2013 ​​​GG 36294
R.228
​Part 2B of Schedule No. 1 - Exemption of video recorders, with eight or more input channels and a value for customs duty purposes exceeding R13 000, from the payment of ad valorem excise duties, as announced by the Minister of Finance on 27 February 2013 in his Budget Review
1 April 2013
​28 March 2013 ​​​GG 36294
R.227
​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Creation of a new 8-digit tariff subheading to facilitate the exemption of video recorders "with eight or more input channels and a value for customs duty purposes exceeding R13 000" from the payment of ad valorem duties
 
1 April 2013
​15 March 2013 ​GG 36226
 
R.178
​Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 - Deletion of rebate item 460.07/4011.61/01.06 and substitution of rebate item 460.07/4011.10/01.06 - new pneumatic tyres, of rubber, of a kind used on motor cars for organized motor sport under such conditions as ITAC after consultation with Motorsport South Africa may allow by specific permit
 
​15 March 2013
​​8 March 2013

​GG 36208

R.163

​Schedule No. 2 - Imposition of provisional payment on unframed glass mirrors, of a thickness of 2 mm or more but not exceeding 6 mm, classified in tariff heading 7009.91 imported from or originating in China - ITAC Report 424
 
​​8 March 2013
28 February 2013

​GG 36184

R.133

​Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 - Insertion of rebate item 460.05/2713.20/01.06 for petroleum bitumen classifiable in tariff subheading 2713.20 – ITAC Report 422
 
​1 March 2013
​28 February 2013

​GG 36184

R.132

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Substitution for the description of rebate item 316.17/00.00/03.00 to exclude mounted populated circuit boards used in the manufacture of reception apparatus for television not designed to incorporate a video display or screen, known as top boxes, classifiable in tariff subheading 8528.71 - ITAC Report 415
1 March 2013
​​27 February 2013 ​n/a
​Budget Review 2013 - Tabling of Taxation Proposals by the Minister at 14H58
With effect from time of tabling on 27 February 2013
​​22 February 2013

​GG 36166

R.120

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of tariff subheadings 7007.21.20 and 7007.21.90 to increase the rate of customs duty on laminated safety glass from 15% to 30% - ITAC Report 416
22 February 2013
​22 February 2013

​GG 36166

R.119

​Part 3 of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of refund item 530.00/00.00/03.00 as a consequence to the implementation of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) that came into effect on 1 March 2013
 
​1 January 2013
​22 February 2013

​GG 36166

R.118

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of 6-digit tariff subheadings to remove the rates of duties retrospective effect from 1 January 2013 when 8-digit subheadings were created
​1 January 2013
​15 February 2013

​GG 36147

R.106

​Schedule No. 2 - Withdrawal of provisional payment on acetaminephenol manufactured by Angui Lu'an Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, classifiable in tariff heading 2924.29 originating in or imported from China - ITAC Report 421
 
​​​15 February 2013
​15 February 2013 ​GG 36147


R.104

Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Insertion of the following items:
  1. 206.04 for prepared pigments, prepared opacifiers and prepared colours, vitrifiable enamel and glazes, engobes (slips), liquid lustres and similar preparations, of a kind used in the ceramic, enamelling or glass industry; glass frit and other glass, in the form of powder, granules or flakes
  2. 206.04/3207.40/01.06 for glass frit and other glass, in the form of powder, granules or flakes manufactured or exported by Smalticeram Do Brazil Ltda at a rate of 24,65%
  3. 206.04/3207.40/02.06 for glass frit and other glass, in the form of powder, granules or flakes (excluding that manufactured or exported by Smalticeram Do Brazil Ltda at a rate of 50%, imported from or originating in Brazil – ITAC Report 414
​15 February 2013
​15 February 2013 ​GG 36147


R.98

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheadings 0307.39.10 and 0307.39.90 to increase the rate of customs duty from 'free' to 25% - ITAC Report 413 ​15 February 2013
25 January 2013
​GG 36083
R.32

​Schedule No. 3 - Insertion of Note 27B in rebate item 317.04

1 October 2011
 
 
 
 
 
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