On 25 June, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) published its Amended Guidelines for Rebate Item 412.11 on which comment is due by 29 June.
“Guidelines, Rules and Conditions Pertaining to Certificates Issued Under Paragraph (A) of Rebate Item 412.11/00.00/01.00 for Goods Imported for the Relief of Distress of Persons in Cases of Famine or Other National Disaster.”
If you are interested, please send an email, using “Amended Guidelines for Rebate Items 412.11(a)” in the subject line to Alexander Amrein, Senior Manager: Policy and Research, email@example.com
For ease of reference Rebate Item 412.11/00.00/01.00 reads:
Schedule No.4 Part 1 to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, “Rebates And Refunds Of Customs Duties, Excise Duties, Fuel Levy, Road Accident Fund Levy, Environmental Levy And Health Promotion Levy”, “Specific Rebates Of Customs Duties”, and of Rebate Item 412.11/00.00/01.00 “GOODS IMPORTED FOR THE RELIEF OF DISTRESS OF PERSONS IN CASES OF FAMINE OR NATIONAL DISASTER; UNDER ANY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT OR IN TERMS OF AN OBLIGATION UNDER ANY MULTILATERAL INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT:
Goods imported - (a) for the relief of distress of persons in cases of famine or other national disaster; (b) under any technical assistance agreement; or (c) in terms of an obligation under any multilateral international agreement to which the Republic is a party: Provided that - (i) the importation of any goods under this rebate item shall be subject to a certificate issued by the International Trade Administration Commission and to such other conditions as may be agreed upon by the Governments of the Republic of Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia; and (ii) goods imported under this rebate item shall not be sold or disposed of to any party who is not entitled to any privileges under the rebate item, or be removed to the area of Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho or Namibia without the permission of the International Trade Administration Commission.”
The extent of rebate is “Full rebate of the duty”.
The amended guidelines are accessible at:
Story by: Riaan de Lange