Duty increase investigation on sulphates, alums, peroxosulphates of copper

The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) initiated a duty increase investigation on sulphates, alums, peroxosulphates of copper. The products under investigation fall under tariff subheading 2833.25 and are currently duty-free. The applicant, Kimleigh Chemicals SA (Pty) Ltd is requesting a 10% duty.

Motivating for the duty increase, the applicant indicated that local producers do not currently have any Customs duty protection. This makes it challenging to compete with imported products originating from countries such as Russia, China, Chile, and Peru. The applicant further indicated that imported products from these countries are typically at lower prices, making it difficult to compete.

Companies impacted by the investigation have 4 weeks to provide comments to ITAC. Need more information regarding the investigation or do you want to consider a duty increase application on your products?

Contact us at infor@tradesolutions.co.za