Experience

Our experience with import duty changes and trade remedies

Trade Solutions is composed of experienced consultants, who have been involved in many ITAC investigations representing local manufacturers, importers and foreign exporters. Our experience extends to various industries.

Anti-dumping and safeguard investigations
Wheelbarrows anti-dumping – China Graphite electrodes safeguard
PET anti-dumping – China Hot rolled steel safeguard (2016)
Coated paper anti-dumping – South Korea Steel fasteners safeguard
Graphite electrodes anti-dumping – India and China Float glass anti-dumping – UAE and Saudi Arabia
Bone-in chicken anti-dumping – EU (2014) Frozen chips anti-dumping – Belgium and Netherlands (2014)
Bone-in chicken sunset review – EU (2019) Frozen chips anti-dumping sunset review -Belgium and Netherlands (2019)
Bilateral safeguard on frozen chicken – EU Frozen chips safeguard
Frit anti-dumping – Brazil Cement anti-dumping – Pakistan
Frit anti-dumping sunset review – Brazil Soda ash – USA
Garden tools anti-dumping – China and India Threaded rod and nuts safeguard
Duty change investigations
Polyether polyols duty removal Phosphoric and polyphosphoric acid duty increase
PTFE thread seal tape duty increase Stainless steel sinks duty increase
PET duty increase Wheat duty increase (2012 and 2015)
Aluminium printing plates duty removal Combined fridge/freezer duty increase
Sugar duty increase (2013, 2017, 2018) Laminated safety glass duty increase
Tinplate duty increase Graphite electrodes duty increase
Top loading washing machines duty increase (2019) Chicken duty increase (2013 and 2018)
Coated fine paper duty increase Seven series aluminium temporary rebate
Uncoated paper and paperboard duty increase Vitrifiable enamels duty increase
Coated paper temporary rebate Aluminium extrusions duty increase
Rolled aluminium duty increase (2015 and 2019) Stainless steel flat products duty increase (2016)
Roasted chicory duty increase Wire ropes and cables duty increase
Acrylic resins duty increase Taps and mixers duty increase
Tubes and pipes duty increase Titanium dioxide industrial rebate
Downstream steel review on various products Flexible polymers duty increase
Adult diapers rebate amendment Temporary rebate for various products used in manufacturing fibre cables and optical ground wire cables.
  • New industrial rebate for warp knit fabrics used in manufacturing upholstered furniture

    The new industrial rebate on warp knit fabrics has been implemented today, 28 May 2021. The warp knit fabric imported duty-free under the rebate will specifically be used in manufacturing upholstered furniture. An industrial rebate enables a local manufacturer to import raw materials and components without incurring an import duty. The rebate can be created

    May 28, 2021
  • Industrial rebate investigation on titanium dioxide initiated

    On 21 May 2021, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) initiated an industrial rebate investigation on titanium dioxide used in manufacturing white masterbatch. This is the second industrial rebate investigation initiated on the same product following another industrial rebate application on titanium dioxide for use in the manufacturing of paints, varnishes, prepared driers initiated in

    May 28, 2021
  • Minimum Market Access (MMA) quota applications open

    Minimum Market Access (MMA) quota permit applications for the second quarter of 2021 are currently open and close on the 31st of May 2021. MMA permits allow importers of specific products covered under the MMA regime to benefit from preferential import duty rates. This helps in cost savings especially on products that incur large import duties. Permits are

    May 14, 2021
  • Wheat and wheaten flour import duties increase

    The import duties on wheat and wheaten flour have increased today (14 May 2020) from free of duty to 19,17c/kg and 28,76c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula. The duty had been on a downward trend since the beginning of the year until the duty was eliminated on 10 March. What causes

    May 14, 2021
  • Provisional anti-dumping duties imposed on pasta imported from Egypt, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey

    Provisional anti-dumping duties have been imposed on pasta imported from Egypt, Latvia, Lithuania, and Turkey. The anti-dumping duties came into effect on 1 April 2021 and will remain in place until 16 September 2021. Thereafter, final anti-dumping duties may or may not be imposed. However, considering that ITAC has already made a preliminary finding of

    April 5, 2021
  • Anti-dumping investigation on clear float glass imported from Malaysia initiated

    The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on clear float glass originating in or imported from Malaysia. The anti-dumping application was lodged by PFG Building Glass, a division of PG Group (Proprietary). This is the only local manufacturer of the subject product. Scope of the investigation The products under investigation are

    March 19, 2021