Belarus: Reduction of export tariffs on certain fuels
Reduction of export tariffs on certain fuels, i.e. petroleum oils, oils obtained from bituminous minerals, petroleum gases, certain hydrocarbons, waxes and residues of petroleum oils, and oils obtained from bituminous minerals from 1 May 2011. The HS codes are the following 2709.00; 2710.11.11; 2710.11.25; 2710.11.31; 2710.11.41; 2710.11.59; 2710.11.70; 2710.11.90; 2710.19.11; 2710.19.49; 2712.90.11; 2712.90.19; 2713.12.00; 2902.20.00; 2902.43.00.
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 May 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
WTO report November 2011.
WTO. (November 2011). OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING ENVIRONMENT (WT/TPR/OV/14). Available at http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/igo_26oct11_e.htm