Australia: Increased import duty on aviation fuel
Effective 1 July 2010, the government of Australia has raised the import duty on aviation fuel by $0.00702 per litre, from $0.02854 to $0.03556 per litre.
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: 1 Jul 2010
GTA Evaluation: Red
Australia Customs. (2010). AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS NOTICE NO. 2010/29. Available at http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/MicrosoftWord-ACNTarif...