Customs changes GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NO. 17403 OF 6 SEPTEMBER 1996 SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE GOVERNMENT NOTICE NO. R.1414 CUSTOMS & EXCISE ACT AMENDMENTS Schedule No. 4 With retrospective effect to 1 April 1996 Rebate Rebate Extent of Item Code Description Rebate 460.11 By the substitution for rebate code 01.00 to tariff heading No.00.00 of the following: 01.00 Textiles and textile articles falling within Not exceeding headings Nos. 51.06 to 51.13, 52.04 to 52.12, the amount of 54.01 to 54.08, 55.08 to 55.16, 60.01, 60.02, duty specified 61.01 to 61.15 and 62.01 to 62.12 entered in the on or before 30 September 1996, at such certificate places as the Director-General: Trade & Industry may specify by means of a certificate specifying the amount of duty which may be rebated: Provided that an application for such certi- ficate shall not be considered by the Director- General:Trade & Industry unless the applicant proves that he - (a) is a registered exporter who has exported not less than 2,5 per cent of the value of his turnover during 12 month period ending 31 March 1994 and 31 March 1995; (b) received payment for the goods exported from the consignee and the payment has been repatriated to the common customs area; and (c) has correctly utilised concessions granted to him by the Director-General: Trade & Industry in terms of any provision under Schedule No. 3,4 or 5.
Provided further that - (1) the amount of duty rebated shall not exceed - (i) 10 per cent of the value of yarns exported; (ii) 15 per cent of the value of fabrics exported; and (iii) 30 per cent of the value of clothing exported; (2) the value of any goods manufactured from raw materials entered by the exporter in terms of any provision in Schedule No. 3, 4 or 5 is not included in the value of goods exported in the calculation of the amount of duty which may be rebated; (3) the Director-General: Trade & Industry may impose further conditions without prior notice; and (4) the certificate or amended certificates shall be forwarded directly to the Commissioner for retention by him.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NO. 17400 OF 6 SEPTEMBER 1996 BOARD ON TARIFFS AND TRADE GENERAL NOTICE 1271 OF 1996 The Board on Tariffs & Trade is considering the recommendation of the tariff dispensation, proposed by the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference, arising from its investigation into new pneumatic tyres and related products of rubber. The Board requests interested parties to submit written comments within four weeks of the date of publication of this notice to the Chairman, Board on Tariffs & Trade, Private Bag X753, Pretoria.
The Schedule detailing the proposed tariff dispensation is extensive.
Please refer to the Government Gazette for further details.
The Board draws attention to the fact that its investigation as published under General Notices 111 of 7 February 1992 and 942 of 26 August 1994 is not proceeded with.
[BTT Ref. T5/2/7/5/7 (960195). Mr D Potter. Tel. (012) 310-9638] GENERAL NOTICE 1272 OF 1996 NOTICE OF INITIATION OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGED DUMPING OF COPPER TUBING IMPORTED FROM OR ORIGINATING IN BULGARIA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA The Board on Tariffs & Trade received a petition requesting action against the alleged dumping of copper tubing originating in or imported from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia or originating in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and imported from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom (the UK), which is causing material injury in the South African industry.
The petition The petition was lodged by Maksal, the largest domestic manufacturer of copper tubing in South Africa. The other two copper tube manufacturers support the petition. The petitioner submitted prima facie evidence to justify the initiation of an investigation.
The product The product allegedly being dumped is copper tubing, classifiable under tariff subheadings 7411.10 and 7411.29.
The allegation of dumping The allegation of dumping is based on a comparison between the export price (f.o.b.) from the three countries and the normal value in Yugoslavia.
Time limit Any information regarding this matter, any arguments concerning the allegation of dumping and material injury resulting therefrom, and any request for informal discussions must be submitted in writing to reach the Chairman, Board on Tariffs & Trade, Private Bag X753, Pretoria, 0001, not later than 30 days following the publication of this notice.
Enquiries may be directed to the Investigating Officer, Mr G F Brink, Tel: (012)310-9826. [BTT Ref. T5/2/15/3/1]