On 12 February the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced the reduction in the rate of customs duty from 54,42c/kg to 10,27c/kg for tariff subheadings 1001.91 (Seed) and 1001.99 (Other) and from 81,63c/kg to15,41c/kg for 1101.00.10 (Brown wheaten meal produced by the milling of whole grains (the bran, germ and endosperm) (excluding separated wheat bran, separated wheat germ or separated wheat semolina or endosperm),1101.00.20 (Cake wheat flour as defined in Additional Note 1(a) to Chapter 11), 1101.00.30 (White bread wheat flour as defined in Additional Note 1(a) to Chapter
11), and 1101.00.90 (Other) in Part 1 of Schedule No.1 to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 “Ordinary Customs Duty”, to reduce the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from and respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula.
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) reasoning is contained in Minute 08/2020.
The Notice is accessible at:
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