Petition against new tax regulations for Temu and Shein garners 15,000 signatures

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South Africans fighting for Temu and Shein

New tax regulations that will apply to small-volume and low-value clothing orders from Shein and Temu as of 1 July have caused a backlash among consumers.

However, National Clothing Retail Federation executive director Michael Lawrence has said that these objections are based on a feeble argument and consumers need to look at the bigger picture.
 
That table clearly shows it is women's clothing where the big issue lies.

For men clothing if takealot is 3% vs 8% shein, then because takealot prices are much higher, you in fact will have in price and not quantity that takealot beats shein for men at least.
 
One of the main reasons for these duties to be placed on low-value and small-volume imports is to protect the local clothing industry, which cannot compete with the pricing models employed by Temu and Shein.

If they cannot compete, fix the problems that stop them from competing, with Temu and Shein. Don't protect them.
 
One of the main reasons for these duties to be placed on low-value and small-volume imports is to protect the local clothing industry, which cannot compete with the pricing models employed by Temu and Shein.

If they cannot compete, fix the problems that stop them from competing, with Temu and Shein. Don't protect them.
R50 is on us regular clothing buyers putting up with this new SARS tax and keep buying from Shein/Temu, with the Clothing Retailers then screaming for an outright ban on buying clothing direct.

They've been caught fscking South Africans with clothing prices for decades.
 
Can't PnP or Checkers ask R2 for "Add extra hope" for michael lawrence and clothing retailers to get the extra bigger picture. Then no one has to look at "the bigger picture".

Like Stuttafords asking R4K for 1 hempie.
Where are they now?

Look I know varsity pissers need to get extra monies but if people can get a product cheaper overseas, then so be it.
 
In the long run we're going to circle back to the root of the problem: exorbitant wage demands from workers in the local clothing-manufacturing industry, compounded by greedy profit demands from the retailers, which drove things to a net-import model.
 
Also a major issue is the temu vouchers. Temu gives you R700 off R2100 every 3 months. So logically you should pay tax off R1400. Unfortunately you pay tax off R2100 even though you didn't buy it.
So basically from 1 July for buying items worth R1400 you get charged tax of R2100 *60/100 which is 1260. So tax is as much as the cost you bought items. Temu and Shein's whole model is to give you these special vouchers and free items all the time. The end result is the tax will be the same as the item price.

The add the fact with clothing you often buy the wrong size and need to make a new order and pay tax again. It will get expensive really quick.
 
In the long run we're going to circle back to the root of the problem: exorbitant wage demands from workers in the local clothing-manufacturing industry, compounded by greedy profit demands from the retailers, which drove things to a net-import model.

It is easier, and simpler to protect local idiots, than it is to fix the system, that the locals self created, and perpetuate. And the locals, fail to grasp the reality of the global market place.
 
I still don't understand why buying clothing online is so popular. Don't you people want to try things on first without the hassle of having to deal with shipping back returns?

I've never once ordered a piece of clothing online.
I bought on zando many years ago. Sending stuff back was free, like returning something on takealot. I dont see it being free though with these chinese options.
 
I'm sure white people will get the blame for this. It is they who introduced the black middle-class to Shein and Temu!

Yeah, except, this White person, had never heard of Shien and Temu, till a Black Female co-worker, enlightened me, when I was curious about the number of items being delivered to her. She was rather incredulous, that I did not know about them.
 
I bought on zando many years ago. Sending stuff back was free, like returning something on takealot. I dont see it being free though with these chinese options.
I'm not really talking about the cost of returning things, it's just effort and unnecessary admin that I don't want to deal with even if it's free.
 
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