On 10 May 2013 the Minister of Economic Development (the Minister) issued a Trade Policy Directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (lTAC) in terms of Section 5 of the International Trade Administration Act 71 of 2002 (the ITA Act) on the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal.
The Directive set out the policy in terms of which ITAC was to exercise its powers under the ITA Act in administering the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal.
ITAC thereafter issued Export Control Guidelines, which give effect to the Directive.
The Directive stated that the policy will be in place for five years. It further noted that at the end of this period, it will be reviewed to determine whether it should be terminated or extended for a limited period, with or without amendment.
The Minister is considering renewing the Policy Directive for a period of nine months, during which period he intends to finalise a review of the Directive, to determine whether it should be extended for a limited period, with or without amendment, or be replaced with a different measure to give effect to the intention behind the policy. The proposed renewal would ensure that there is no regulatory gap before a final decision is made on the continuation of the Directive, as set out above.
This notice is issued for public comment before the Minister decides whether to renew the Directive. Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit representations and comments in this regard.
Representations and comments must be submitted to the Minister of Economic Development for the attention of Dr Molefe Pule, e-mail: Ministry@economic.gov.za. Economic Development Department, Private Bag X 149, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered at 77 Meintjies Street, Block A, Utangamiri Building, 3rd Floor, Sunnyside, 0132.