Anti-Dumping Duties on Clear Float Glass to Remain

Department of Trade and Industry

The anti-dumping duties on clear float glass originating in or imported from Indonesia are to be maintained.

The trade and industry department published the International Trade Administration Commission’s (ITAC) final decision in Government Gazette 41419.

A sunset review investigation was launched in July 2017.

The ITAC made a final determination that the “expiry of the anti-dumping duties on clear float glass originating in or imported from Indonesia would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury.”

Meanwhile, the department has published a raft of notices in Gazette 41419 detailing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (BBBEE Commission) and various entities:

•    Notice 74 -  MOU between BBBEE Commission and Commission for Employment Equity.
•    Notice 73 -  MOU between BBBEE Commission and National Gambling Board.
•    Notice 72 -  MOU between BBBEE Commission and South African National Accreditation System.
•    Notice 71 -  MOU between BBBEE Commission and Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.

In Notice 50, the department published draft standards for comment.

Proposed standards include approved market names for South African fish and related seafood species, the welfare of dairy cattle, household and similar electrical appliances – safety part 2 - 14: particular requirements for kitchen machines and machinery for forestry – general safety requirements.

Draft amendments and new standards are also published.

In Notice 49, the department has announced the approval of a Section 12I Tax Allowance Programme involving PG Bison Southern Cape (Pty) Ltd and, in Notice 48, the department has announced the withdrawal of approval of an application involving Ironveld Smelting (Pty) Ltd from the Programme.

Sabinet Cape Town Office