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.
  • Anti-dumping investigation on chicken from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, and Spain concluded

    The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) finalised its investigation into the alleged dumping of chicken imported from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, and Spain. Most exporters from the five countries were found to be dumping and implementation of anti-dumping duties recommended by ITAC.  The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition approved ITAC’s recommendation but decided to suspend

    August 8, 2022
  • Provisional anti-dumping duty imposed on laminated glass imported from China

    A provisional anti-dumping duty of 232.78% has been imposed on laminated safety glass, imported from China. The glass is classifiable under tariff subheading 7007.29. This is quite a significant duty and will likely decrease the volumes imported from China. Numerous anti-dumping investigations have been initiated by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) in the last

    March 18, 2022
  • How to apply for an NRCS LOA

    There’s nothing worse than applying for an NRCS Letter of Authority (LOA) and then getting a long list of queries weeks later. If the queries are not correctly resolved, the application is rejected. This can be avoided though. There are some simple steps to follow when preparing an LOA. Below are are few tips to

    January 22, 2022
  • Understanding the NRCS levy returns on imported regulated products

    NRCS requires levy returns from importers and manufacturers of products under its regulation. This is an amount payable to NRCS based on the quantities imported or manufactured by a specific company. The levy returns are submitted twice a year for the periods January – June and July – December. The levy returns for July –

    January 20, 2022
  • Anti-dumping investigation initiated on laminated safety glass imported from China

    An anti-dumping investigation on laminated safety glass has been initiated by The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC). The investigation covers products imported or originating from China. The subject product is classified under tariff subheading 7007.29. Dumping occurs when a foreign company exports a specific product (in this case clear float glass) into the Southern African

    October 26, 2021
  • Bulk White Chocolate rebate investigation initiated

    On 22 October 2020, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) initiated a temporary rebate investigation on bulk white chocolate. Bulk white chocolate is value added to produce retail-ready chocolate products. A temporary rebate is used when local supply is not available or is available but in insufficient quantities. The applicant, Bayers Chocolates cc indicated that

    October 25, 2021