Herewith below selected highlights in the Customs and Excise environment since our last instalment.  

1.  The International Trade Administration Commission has:

1.1    Received a Customs tariff application (certain sections may be quoted from the Customs Tariff Applications List 13/2017 of 24 November 2017) for the creation of a rebate provision on “Digital ‘smart cards’ (excluding proximity cards or tags), classifiable in tariff subheading 8523.52.10 in such quantities, at such times and subject to such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit, provided the ‘smart cards’ are not available in the SACU area”.

Enquiries: ITAC Ref: 23/2017, Mr. Pfarelo Phaswana and/or Ms. Mukeliwe Manyoni, Tel: 012 394 3628 / 3676 or  e-mail pphaswana@itac.org.za / mmanyoni@itac.org.za. Representations should be made within 14 days of the date of the notice. 

1.2    Made a final determination relating to the sunset review of the anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species gallus domesticus originating in or imported from the United States of America (certain sections may be quoted from the Department of Trade and Industry notice 920 of 2017 dated 24 November 2017). 

After considering all interested parties comments, the Commission made a final determination that the expiry of the anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species gallus domesticus originating in or imported from the United States of America would likely lead to the recurrence of dumping and continuation or recurrence of material injury to the SACU industry.  

The Commission therefore made a final determination to recommend to the Minister of Trade and Industry that the anti-dumping duties on the subject product be maintained at 940c/kg for the following sub-tariff headings 0207.14.91, 0207.14.93, 0207.14.95, 0207.14.96, 0207.14.97, 0207.14.98 and 0207.14.99.  

The Minister approved the Commission’s recommendation. The Commission’s detailed reasons for its decision are set out in Commission’s Report No. 564: Sunset review of the anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species gallus domesticus originating in or imported from the United States of America (USA): Final determination.  

Enquiries may be directed to the investigating officer Ms Thuli Nkomo at (012 394-1190), e-mail:  tnkomo@itac.org.za.