Tariff Amendments 2014

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.
 
 
 
​Publication Details ​ ​Description ​ ​Implementation Date ​
​Date GG and Notice Numbers
​22 December 2014

​GG 38365

R.1049

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Amendments in terms of ITAC Minute M3/2014 by the-

  • insertion of Note 2 to rebate item 317.00 to ensure manufacturers of dumpers can only register for one of the rebate provisions under this item
  • substitution of Note (d) under "specified motor vehicle" in Note 1.2 to rebate item 317.03 to include dumpers with a GVM exceeding 50 tons in the definition of specified motor vehicles in terms of the APDP
  • insertion of Note (f) under "specified motor vehicle" in Note 1.2 to rebate item 317.03 to provide for chassis fitted with engines for dumpers with a GVM exceeding 50 tons in the definition of specified motor vehicles in terms of the APDP
  • substitution of the description of rebate item 317.03/98.01/05.04 to remove the exclusion of dumpers as well as to allow the importation of components for dumpers under rebate in terms of the APDP
  • insertion of rebate item 317.03/98.01/07.04 to allow the importation of components for chassis fitted with engines for dumpers under rebate in terms of the APDP
  • substitution Note 1(c) to rebate item 317.07 to provide for dumpers to be included in the definition of heavy motor vehicles in terms of the APDP
  • insertion of Note 1(e) to rebate item 317.07 to provide for chassis fitted with engines for off-road dumpers provided for heavy motor vehicles in terms of the APDP

 

​22 December 2014
​22 December 2014

​GG 38355

R.1048

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of description of tariff subheadings 9801.00.45 and 9801.00.55 to remove the wording "dumpers designed for off-highway use" from the exclusions listed - ITAC Minute M3/2014

​22 December 2014
​​22 December 2014

​GG 38355

R.1043

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Insertion of rebate item 306.01/2815.12/01.06 to provide for a rebate of duty on sodium hydroxide for use in the manufacture of sodium hypochlorite - ITAC Report 486

​​22 December 2014
​​22 December 2014

​GG 38355

R.1042

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Deletion of anti-dumping item 215.02/7318.16.90/01.08 and insertion of anti-dumping items 215.02/7318.16.20/01.08 and 215.02/7318.16.30/01.08 on certain hexagon nuts originating in or imported from the People's Republic of China - ITAC Minute M6/2014

​​22 December 2014
​​22 December 2014

​GG 38355

R.1041

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Deletion of anti-dumping items 206.03/2813.13/01.06 and 206.03/2813.13/02.06 originating in or imported from Sweden - ITAC Report 485

​​22 December 2014

​22 December 2014

 

​GG 38355

R.1040

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Amendment by the-

  • insertion of Additional Notes 9 and 10 in Chapter 99 to extend the use of tariff subheadings 9999.00.10 and 9999.00.20 to exported goods
  • substitution of  the descriptions of tariff subheadings 9999.00.10 and 9999.00.20
  • insertion of "kg" as the statistical unit for these subheadings 

 

​​22 December 2014
​28 November 2014
 

​GG 38240

R.924-R.936

​Annual EFTA Phase-Downs and Other Amendments

The annual phase-downs in terms of the EFTA Trade Agreement, technical amendments in Schedules Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as a reduction in the general rate of duty on paper and paperboard (ITAC Report 151), are published in GG 38240. Details with regard to these amendments can be found in this Explanatory Memorandum

​Various

​​28 November 2014

 

 

​GG 38240

R.936

​Part 6 of Schedule No. 4 - Deletion of rebate items 498.01 and 498.02 as no headers are required for these items

1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

 

​GG 38240

R.935

​Part 5 of Schedule No. 4 - Deletion of rebate item 497.01 as no headers are required for these items

1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

 

​GG 38240

R.934

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Substitution of rebate item 311.03 to read "Industry: Textile Weaving"

7 December 2012

​​28 November 2014

 

 

​GG 38240

R.933

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 3 - Deletion of the following rebate items:

  • 306.02/7010.90/01.05 to correct the rebate code applicable to a 6-digit code
  • 306.14/12.01/01.04 as the expiry date was 30 June 2011

 

1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

 

​GG 38240

R.932

​Part 2 of Schedule No. 2 - Deletion of countervailing items 235.00 and 235.01 as they have become redundant

1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

 

​GG 38240

R.931

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Insertion of various anti-dumping items under item 213.03, as well as substitution of existing items under item 213.03, as a consequence to an amendment in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1

​1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

​GG 38240

R.930

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 (Plastic) - Deletion of anti-dumping items -

  • 207.01/3907.60.90/01.08
  • 207.01/3907.60.90/02.08
  • 207.01/3907.60.90/03.08

and insertion of anti-dumping items -

  • 207.01/3907.60.9/01.07
  • 207.01/3907.60.9/02.07
  • 207.01/3907.60.9/03.07

as a consequence to a deletion in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1

​1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

​GG 38240

R.929

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 (Anti-dumping: chicken) - Deletion of anti-dumping item 201.02/0207.14.90/01.08 and insertion of the following items as a consequence to an earlier deletion in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1:

  • 201.02/0207.14.91/01.08
  • 201.02/0207.14.93/01.08
  • 201.02/0207.14.95/01.08
  • 201.02/0207.14.96/01.08
  • 201.02/0207.14.97/01.08
  • 201.02/0207.14.98/01.08
  • 201.02/0207.14.99/01.08

 

1 February 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

​GG 38240

R.928

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Implementation of phase-down of EFTA rates of duty in terms of the EFTA Trade Agreement, as well as the reduction in the rate of duty on paper and paperboard of tariff subheading 4811.41.90 - ITAC Report 151

​1 January 2015

​​28 November 2014

 

​GG 38240

R.927

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Implementation of various technical amendments, as well as the phase-down of EFTA rates of duty in terms of the EFTA Trade Agreement

1 January 2015
​28 November 2014
 

​GG 38240

R.926

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Creation of separate 8-digit tariff subheadings for goods classifiable under tariff subheading 0207.14

1 February 2015
​28 November 2014
 
​GG 38240
 
R.925

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 (Plastic Bags) - Amendment of Additional Note 3 to Chapter 39 to include the newly inserted tariff subheadings published in Notice R.922 (GG 38239 of 24 November 2014)

​1 December 2014

​28 November 2014

 

​GG 38240

R.924

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 (Plastic Bags) - Reduction in the EFTA rate of  duty from 1,9% to "free" in terms of the EFTA Trade Agreement by the substitution of tariff subheadings 3923.21.07, 3923.21.17, 3923.29.40 and 3923.29.50

1 January 2015

​24 November 2014

 

​GG 38239
 
R.923

​Part 3A of Schedule No. 1 (Environmental Levy) - Amendment to reflect the changed tariff subheadings (see Notice R.922) to include thermoplastic materials under compulsory specifications for plastic bags and flat bags as recommended by the National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications (VC 8087/2013)

  • Insertion of items 147.01.01, 147.01.03, 147.01.05 and 147.01.07
  • Notice R.923
1 December 2014
​24 November 2014 ​GG 38239
R.922

 

 

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 (Plastic Bags) - Amendment to include thermoplastic materials under the compulsory specifications for plastic bags and flat bags as recommended by the National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications (VC 8087/2013)
  • Insertion of tariff subheadings 3923.21.07, 3923.21.17, 3923.29.40 and 3923.29.50
  • Deletion of tariff subheadings 3923.21.05, 3923.21.15, 3923.29.05 and 3923.29.15
  • Notice R.922
 
Notes:
 
This Notice is effective for the period 1 December 2014 up to and including 31 December 2014 only

The new tariff subheadings will be amended through Gazette 38240 to reflect the EFTA rates that will come into effect on 1 January 2015

Additional Note 3 to Chapter 39 - refer to Notice R.925 (GG 38240 of 28 November 2014) 
1 December 2014 up to and including 31 December 2014
​10 October 2014 

​GG 38082

R.781

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in general rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour in terms of the existing variable tariff formula imported under tariff subheadings 1001.91, 1001.99, 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 - ITAC Minute M5/2014

Note:

The Notice and Gazette numbers were not available at time of publication and were added on 10/10/2014

​10 October 2014
10 October 2014   ​GG 38060

 

R.774

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the general rate of customs duty on certain paper products of paperboard coated, impregnated or covered with plastic or metal foil from "free" to 5%, by the insertion of tariff subheadings 4811.59.05 and 4811.90.05 and the substitution of tariff subheadings 4811.59.10 and 4811.90.10 - ITAC Report 484

​​10 October 2014
​3 October 2014

​GG 38052

R.771

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – Increase in the general rate of customs duty on mussels classified in subheadings 1605.53.20 and 1605.53.90 from 5.5 c/kg to 25% - ITAC Minute M02/2014

​3 October 2014
​​​3 October 2014

GG 38033

R.751

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the general rate of customs duty to 5% and 10% respectively on paper and paperboard classified in subheadings 4802.56.20 and 4802.56.90 - ITAC Report 482

3 October 2014
​26 September 2014

​GG 38027

R.743

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the rate of customs duty on sugar in tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 from 92,6c/kg to 142,5c/kg as per the existing variable tariff formula - ITAC Minute M04/2014

​26 September 2014
​5 September 2014

​GG 37959

R.659

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Reduction in the rate of customs duty in tariff subheading 8545.11 on graphite electrodes, of a kind used in furnaces, from 10 % to "free" - ITAC Report No. 473

​​5 September 2014
​22 August 2014 ​GG 37916
R.633

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the rate of customs duty in tariff subheading 7217.30 on wire of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or clad with other base metals from "free" to 10% - ITAC Report
No. 477

​​22 August 2014
​​22 August 2014 ​GG 37916
R.632

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheading 3207.20 and insertion of tariff subheadings 3207.20.10 and 3207.20.20, to increase the rate of customs duty on vitrifiable enamels and similar preparations from "free" to 5% - ITAC Report No. 478

​​22 August 2014
​25 July 2014

​GG 37855

R.577

​Schedule No. 2 - Reduction of the safeguard duty against the increased imports of frozen potato chips - ITAC Report 457

5 July 2015 up to and including 4 June 2016
​25 July 2014

GG 37855

​R.576

​Schedule No. 2 - Insertion of item 260.02/2004.10.20/01.06 for remedial action in the form of a safeguard duty against the importation of frozen potato chips - ITAC Report 457

25 July 2014 up to and including
4 July 2015
​25 July 2014

GG 37855

​R.575

​Schedule No. 2 - Insertion of items 260.00 and 260.02 for remedial action in the form of a safeguard duty against the importation of frozen potato chips

​​25 July 2014
​18 July 2014

​GG 37831

R.555

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of tariff subheading 7312.10.10 to reduce the rate of customs duty on stranded wire, of wire which is plated, coated or clad with copper-zinc base alloys (brasses), from 5% to free - ITAC Report 475

​​18 July 2014
​4 July 2014

​GG 37801

R.532

 

​Schedule No. 2 - Imposition of provisional payments in relation to the alleged dumping of frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species gallus domesticus, classifiable in tariff subheading 0207.14.90, originating in or imported from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom - ITAC Report 479

​4 July 2014 up to and including 2 January 2015
​4 July 2014

​GG 37784

R.516

​Schedule No. 3 - Reduction in the minimum power rating on electronic ballasts for the manufacture of compact fluorescent lamps from 8W to 5W in rebate item 316.08/8504.10/01.06 - ITAC Report 447

​​4 July 2014
​​4 July 2014

​GG 37784

R.515

​Part 1C of Schedule No. 6 - Amendments in items 620.01, 620.02, 620.04, 620.05, 620.07, 620.08, 620.11 and 620.19 to lower the alcoholic strength of wine  from 6,5% by volume to 4,5% by volume

​​4 July 2014
​​4 July 2014

​GG 37784

R.514

​Part 2A of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of items 104.15.03/2204.21.41, 104.15.07/2204.29.41, 104.06.03/2205.10.21 and 104.16.09/2205.90.21 to lower the alcoholic strength of wine from 6,5% by volume to 4,5% by volume

​​4 July 2014
​​4 July 2014

​GG 37784

R.513

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheadings 2204.21.41, 2204.29.41, 2205.10.21 and 2205.90.21 to lower the alcoholic strength of wine from 6,5% by volume to 4,5% by volume

​​4 July 2014
​27 June 2014

​GG 37780

R.501

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Reduction in the rate of customs duty on sugar from 132c/kg to 92,6c/kg in terms of the existing variable tariff formula - ITAC Minute M01/2014. The tariff subheadings involved are: 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99

​​27 June 2014
​19 June 2014

​GG 37757

R.500

​Schedule No. 2 - Amendment in Part 1 to implement a technical correction to the structure of Schedule No. 2 to ensure alignment with industries in accordance with the Sections of the Harmonized System. Vegetable products under item 205.00 are moved to item 202.00

​19 June 2014
​19 June 2014

​GG 37756

R.498

​Schedule No. 2 - Amendment in Part 1 to insert items 206.01/2836.20/01.06, 206.01/2836.20/02.06 and 206.01/2836.20/03.06 to give effect to the final determination on the alleged dumping of disodium carbonate (Soda Ash) originating in or imported from the United States of America - ITAC Report 476

20 December 2013
​​30 May 2014

​GG 37694

R.428

Schedule No. 3 - Insertion of Note 8 to allow manufacturers in a Customs Controlled Area (CCA) to use the rebates in Schedule No. 3 - ITAC Report 471​

​30 May 2014
​23 May 2014

​GG 37654

R.377

​Schedule No. 3 - New rebate item 312.01/6001.92/01.06 to provide for full rebate of duty on other pile fabrics, knitted or crocheted, of man-made fibres, classifiable in tariff subheading 6001.92, for the manufacture of footwear with uppers of textile materials classifiable in Chapter 64 - ITAC Report 470

​​23 May 2014
​9 May 2014

​GG 37606

R.336

Schedule No. 2 - Amendment of Part 1 by the deletion of  items 215.02/7315.82.03/01.08 and 215.02/7315.82.03/02.08 -sunset review of the anti-dumping duties on welded link chain ranging in size from 4mm to 10mm originating in or imported from China​ - ITAC Report 461

​9 May 2014
​9 May 2014

​GG 37606

R.335

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Amendment of descriptions to tariff subheadings 8302.30.30, 8302.41.10 and 8302.42.10 as approved by ITAC

​9 May 2014
​25 April 2014
GG.37564

R.308

​Schedule No. 3 – Insertion of rebate items 311.14/3919.10.07/01.08 and 311.14/4016.99.90/01.08 to provide for rebates on polyurethane flat shapes and natural rubber straps for the manufacture of dust masks - ITAC Report 460.

​25 April 2014
​25 April 2014
GG.37564

R.307

​Schedule No. 3 – Insertion of insert rebate item 306.06/3402.11.20/01.08 to provide for a rebate on methyl ester sulphate for the manufacture of washing preparations - ITAC Report 469

​25 April 2014
​25 April 2014
​GG.37564

R.306

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – Increase in rate of duty on heat exchange units in tariff heading 8419.50 from “free” to the WTO-bound rate of 15% - ITAC Report 465

​25 April 2014
​17 April 2014

​GG 37554

R.289

​Schedule No. 4 - Insertion of new rebate item 460.23/00.00/02.00 and substitution of rebate item 460.23 to distinguish between equipment used in exploration for, or production of, petroleum and imported free of duty and equipment that is subject to customs duties and a permit from ITAC

1 January 2014
​​11 April 2014

​GG 37523

R.277

​Schedule No. 3 - Creation of new rebate provision for cranberry fruit juice concentrate, used in the manufacture of mixtures of fruit juice - ITAC Report 450

​​​11 April 2014
​11 April 2014

​GG 37523

R.276

​Schedule No. 2 - Amendment of Part 2 by the termination of the countervailing duty on stranded wire, ropes and cables originating in or imported from India - ITAC Report 462

14 February 2014
​11 April 2014

​GG 37523

R.275

​Schedule No. 2 - Amendment of Part 2 by the termination of the countervailing duty on stranded wire, ropes and cables originating in or imported from India with effect from 12 February 2014 up to and including 13 February 2014 - ITAC Report 462

12 February 2014 up to and including 13 February 2014
​11 April 2014

​GG 37523

R.274

​Schedule No. 2 - Amendment of Part 1 by the termination of anti-dumping duties on the under-mentioned items with effect from 14 February 2014 - ITAC Report 462:

  1. stranded wire with a diameter of less than 12.7mm originating from the PRC;
  2. stranded wire originating in or imported from the UK, Germany and Korea;
  3. ropes and cables with a diameter of not more than 32mm originating in or imported from the UK and Germany;
  4. ropes and cables originating in or imported from the PRC and Korea
​14 February 2014
​11 April 2014

​GG 37523

R.273

​Schedule No. 2 - Amendment of Part 1 by the termination of anti-dumping duties on the under-mentioned items with effect from 12 February 2014 up to and including 13 February 2014 - ITAC Report 462

  1. stranded wire with a diameter of less than 12.7mm originating from the PRC;
  2. stranded wire originating in or imported from the UK, Germany and Korea;
  3. ropes and cables with a diameter of not more than 32mm originating in or imported from the UK and Germany;
  4. ropes and cables originating in or imported from the PRC and Korea
12 February 2014 up to and including 13 February 2014
​11 April 2014

​GG 37523

R.272

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the rate of customs duty on coated fine paper from "free" to 5% - ITAC Report 499

​​11 April 2014
​4 April 2014

​GG 37530

R.265

Part 1 of ​Schedule No. 1 - Increase in rate of sugar from "free of duty" to 132c/kg - ITAC Report 463

​4 April 2014
​4 April 2014

​GG 37491

R.233

​Schedule No. 3 - Insertion of rebate items 320.01/5407.61/01.06; 320.01/5903.20.90/01.08 and 320.01/5907.00.90/01.08 to provide for rebate of duty on certain fabrics used in the manufacture of upholstered furniture - ITAC Report 452

​4 April 2014
​4 April 2014

​GG 37491

R.232

​Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of Annex VII to the SADC Agreement in the General Notes

​4 April 2014
​​28 March 2014

​GG 37462

R.197

​Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 - Implementation of the adjusted diesel concessions as announced by the Minister in his 2014 Budget Review on 26 February 2014

2 April 2014
​​28 March 2014

​GG 37462

R.196

​Part 5B of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the Road Accident Fund levy on both petrol and diesel from 96c/li to 104c/li as announced by the Minister in his 2014 Budget Review on 26 February 2014

2 April 2014
​28 March 2014

​GG 37462

R.195

​Part 5A of Schedule No. 1 - Increase in the rate of general fuel levy from 212,5c/li to 224,5c/li and 197,5c/li to 209,5c/li on petrol and diesel respectively, as announced by the Minister in his 2014 Budget Review on 26 February 2014

2 April 2014
​7 March 2014

​GG 37416

R.165

​Withdrawal of Notice R.706 published in GG 36866 of 27 September 2013 in relation to a provisional payment on coated paper - ITAC Report 464

27 September 2013
​7 March 2014

​GG 37393

R.154

​Schedule No. 2 - Substitution of item 207.01/3920.49/01.06 to exclude specific PVC strips of a thickness of 2mm and a width not exceeding 20mm from the existing anti-dumping duties applicable on PVC rigid, originating in or imported from the People's Republic of China (PRC) - ITAC Report 454

​26 October 2007
​7 March 2014

​GG 37393

R.153

​Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Insertion of tariff subheadings 7318.16.20 and 7318.16.30 and substitution of tariff subheadings 7318.15.39 and 7318.15.43 in order to increase the rate of customs duty on certain screws, bolts and nuts - ITAC Report 453

​7 March 2014
26 February 2014
n/a
​Taxation Proposals as tabled by the Minister in his Budget Review 2014 at 15h02

26 February 2014

*Note time of tabling

 

 

 

 

 

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