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New tax measures on Chinese online fashion platforms welcomed by local industry

# The National Clothing Retail Federation and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union have welcomed the government’s clampdown on the waiving of import tax benefiting Chinese fast fashion giants like Shein and Temu. From 1 July, parcels under 500-rand from Chinese retailers will be taxed at 45-percent, plus value added tax. National Clothing Retail Federation executive director Michael Lawrence, highlights the success of their two-year lobbying effort. He also called on SARS to take further action against duty-free gift loopholes.