Customs Updated:
31 Jul 2017

Base Metals Tariff Increase

On 12 July, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced the substitution and insertion of various items of base metals and articles of base metal under Chapter 73 (Articles of Iron or Steel) of Part 1 of Schedule No 1 (ordinary customs duty) to the Customs and Excise Act No 91 of 1964, to increase the ‘general’ rate of customs duty on certain tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (excluding cast iron) or steel.

The substitution of tariff subheadings 7304.19, 7304.23, and 7304.29, and the insertion of tariff subheadings 7304.19.10, 7304.19.90, 7304.23.10, 7304.23.90, 7304.29.10, and 7304.29.90.

The reasoning is contained in International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) Report No 601.

Section XV - Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal

Chapter 73 - Articles of Iron or Steel

Substitution

7304.19 - Other

7304.23 - Other drill pipe

7304.29 - Other

Insertion

7304.19.10 - Of a wall thickness not exceeding 25 mm and an outside cross-sectional dimension not exceeding 170 mm

7304.19.90 - Other

7304.23.10 - Of a wall thickness not exceeding 25 mm and an outside cross-sectional dimension not exceeding 178 mm

7304.23.90 - Other

7304.29.10 - Of a wall thickness not exceeding 25 mm and an outside cross-sectional dimension not exceeding 178 mm

7304.29.90 - Other

Story by: Riaan de Lange