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File: Constitutional Court dismisses challenge to state's scrap metal export rules | 14 August 2017

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The constitutional Court has dismissed an application by a local exporter of scrap metal for leave to appeal the judgment of the High Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Appeal upholding the State's scrap metal export provisions, known as the price preference system,  and ITAC's decision to refuse to issue export permits to the SA Metal Group. This brings to an end almost four years of litigation over the lawfulness of the price preference system and the refusal by ITAC to issue export permits in accordance with that system. (ITAC is the International Trade Administration Commission, a statutory body in South Africa responsible for administration of trade policy).

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