Tshwane, 14 June 2021 – The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition issued a policy directive in terms of section 5 of the International Trade Administration Act, 2002, requesting the International Trade and Administration Commission to assist in the implementation of the Automotive Production and Development Programme post 2020 (APDP Phase II) in order to replace the current APDP.
The current APDP was expected to run from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2020. However, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition extended the current programme until 30 June 2021 due to the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local automotive production, sales, imports as well as exports.
The APDP is a customs duty based programme consisting of rebates and refunds of the relevant customs duties.
Amendments pertaining to APDP Phase II will be published in the Government Gazette on 25 June 2021. The proposed amendments will be implemented with effect from 1 July 2021. However, the amendment will be live on the SARS website from 14 June 2021 on the following link(s). https://www.sars.gov.za/legal-counsel/secondary-legislation/tariff-amendments/tariff-amendments-2021/
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