Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-136  
NTB Type
2.7. International taxes and charges levied on imports and other tariff measures  
Complaint
An import levy of 15% is charged on wheat flour  
Status note
Botswana reporte4d that she does not impose levy on wheat  
Progress update note
Botswana reported that she does not impose levy on wheat imports. Botswana is imposing the 15% levy on wheat flour.The wheat flour Levy was introduced in 2003, through the Control of Goods, Prices and other charges Act Chapter 43 section 8 Subsection 3 which restrict importation on wheat flour, thereby encouraging the protection of industries in Botswana. The ACt is still under review. The 15% levy is intended as protection for millers in Botswana and is also designed to support value addition. Consultations are in progress with relevant Ministry.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Botswana: Ministry of Agriculture (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
South Africa  
Date of incident
2009-07-27  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2012-05-03  
Product Description
Wheat Flour  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2009-07-27 00:00  
Modified
2012-05-03 09:05