Algeria: Suspension of taxes on wheat imports
According to consistent press reports, the government of Algeria has granted a suspension of import tariffs on imports of durum wheat. The tax-exemption was introduced through the 2011 Complementary Finance Act.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date of inception: 6 May 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
Echorouk Online. 2011. 'Algeria drops wheat import tax.' 14 May. Available at http://www.echoroukonline.com/eng/business/13242-algeria-drops-wheat-imp...
Algeria News and Press Reviews. 2011. Import duty on hard wheat. Available at http://news.marweb.com/algeria/ecomonics/import-duty-on-hard-wheat-suspe...