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Levies and Fees for Compulsory Specifications Adjusted

May 3, 2019

Department of Trade and Industry

3 May 2019

New levies and fees with regard to compulsory specifications have been set down.

The trade and industry department published the revised tariffs in Government Gazette 42431 in terms of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act.

Levies and fees focus on automotive; chemical, mechanical and materials; electro-technical and food and associated industries.

Some of the tariffs include R20.38 for passenger cars, R225.94 for tractors, R4.28 for motor cycle helmets, R13.21 for full-face masks, R21.34 for revolvers, R3.74 per 100 disposable lighters, R1.92 per 100 plugs, R998 for 1000kg of canned abalone and R526 for live rock lobster.

In Notice 630, the department published revised tariffs for services rendered in terms of the Legal Metrology Act by the National Regulator.

The amended regulations deal with charges for verification of instruments, charges for type approval of measuring instruments, general additional costs, legal metrology-other fees and legal metrology calibration fees.

Both sets of revised tariffs came into force on the date of publication.

Meanwhile, the department and the South African Cane Growers Association, following a recent meeting, have agreed to urgently address potential threats posed by increasing amounts of sugar imports.

“The meeting agreed to seek rapid solutions to the challenges facing the sugar industry focusing on short, medium to long-term plans.”

In a statement, the department pointed out that the meeting had also agreed that the “tariff support provided to the industry should be complemented by improving competitiveness of the domestic industry to ensure its long term continued viability”.