THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY
Mr SJF Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:
Whether he plans to remove import tariffs; if not, what is the position in
this regard; if so, what possible effect will it have on the economy?
There is no plan for a wholesale removal of tariffs. Tariffs are set on a
case by case basis depending on the circumstances of each sector, sub-
sector or product. Based on evidence, in some cases tariffs will be
maintained, in some reduced, and in others increased. These will be
informed by the objectives of industrialisation, competitiveness, and job
creation within the space allowed by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.