Rebate investigation on outer rings of journal roller bearings

The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has initiated a rebate investigation on outer rings of journal roller bearings. The products are classifiable under tariff subheading 8482.99.17.

A temporary or industrial rebate provides an exemption from paying duty, typically because the raw material used in a given production process is not available locally.

Timken South Africa is the applicant in the matter and requested the duty increase for the following reasons:

  1. There is currently no manufacturer of outer rings of railway journal roller bearings in the SACU region.
  2. The applicant used to manufacture the subject product locally, however, has since ceased local production.
  3. The current domestic demand of the subject product does not justify the investment required in setting up a complete manufacturing production line.

Interested parties have up to 1 April to make submissions. Contact us at infor@tradesolutions for more information.