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03 August 2021

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CHANGE OF THE SACU CHAIRMANSHIP

The Republic of Botswana will assume the Chairmanship of the SACU Summit, Council of Ministers and Commission, effective from the 15th July 2021 to the 14th July 2022. Botswana takes over from the Republic of South Africa, who held the SACU Chair from the 14th July 2020 to 14th July 2021. The SACU Chairmanship rotates amongst the Member States for a period of twelve (12) months, in alphabetical order.

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SACU MIGRATION FROM HS 2017 TO HS 2022
THE BENEFITS, PROGRESS AND OUTLOOK TO JANUARY 2022

THE EU-WCO PROGRAMME IN SACU AND ANTICIPATED BENEFITS

The first Mission of the EU-WCO Programme for Harmonised System (HS) in Africa, within SACU was a national Diagnostic Mission on the implementation of the HS and advance rulings for the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) which was held on 04-08 November 2019 in Maseru, Lesotho. The Workshop did not only discuss matters of national interest of Lesotho, but also included a discussion on how SACU as a Customs Union could work together in the management of HS related matters, considering that it has a CET. A key outcome and recommendation from the LRA Mission was to organise a regional workshop to share views on a regionally coordinated process of migrating to HS 2022, as well as their capacities to implement advance rulings.

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REMARKS BY THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY DURING THE WEBINAR ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AfCFTA BY SACU MEMBER STATES

The purpose for the Webinar is to disseminate information about the implementation of the AfCFTA by the SACU Member States, namely Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. We will also cover the procedures and processes put in place in each Member States to facilitate trading under the AfCFTA. It is the first time, since the start of trading on 1st January 2021, for stakeholders in the SACU region especially the business community, to come together and deliberate, at the regional level, on issues related to the implementation of the AfCFTA.

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