Friday, November 24, 2023
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has published a request for comments from interested parties on key aspects of the Scrap Metals Policy .
These aspects include:
the proposal to extend the temporary prohibition of the export of certain ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal;
the extension of the temporary suspension of the Price Preference System insofar as it relates to certain ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap Metal;
a further restriction on the export of copper semi-finished products, and
temporary prohibition of the export of used or second hand rails and subject rails to Export Control .
On 15 June 2023, a trade policy directive and notice were published that ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal may not be exported from South Africa for six months from June to December 2023 .
In addition, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) suspended the operation of the Price Preference System for the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal for the same period .
The trade directive and notice forms part of Phase 1 of the Policy Implementation Actions on Measures to Restrict and Regulate Trade in Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Waste, Scrap and Semi-Finished Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metal Products to Limit Damage to Infrastructure and the Economy published in Government Gazette No .
Last year Cabinet considered and approved a comprehensive package of measures to address damage to public infrastructure and the economy by restricting the trade of waste scrap and semi processed metals .
Below is the link to the new gazette:
Comments can be hand delivered to the Director General of the dtic at 77 Meintjies Street, BlockA, 1st floor, Sunnyside, Pretoria or via email on scrapmetalpolicy2023@thedtic .
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