Import duties on sugar have been revised upwards from 213.1c/kg to 233.81c/kg with effect from 8 June 2018. The tariff codes impacted are 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99.

This is the first adjustment in 2018 and comes at a time when the South African Sugar Association (SASA) brought an application to ITAC, to increase the reference price. SASA wants the sugar reference price to be increased from $556 per ton to $837 per ton. The investigation by ITAC is still ongoing, however, you can read more about this here.

If you are impacted by any of these duties or want to know more about the ongoing investigation to increase the reference price, send us a mail on