Bolivia: Import ban on vehicles above a certain age
Since December 2008, the government of Bolivia has restricted the imports of used vehicles above a certain age. In doing so, the government aims to lower emissions in the country.
In a first step on 3 December 2008, the government banned imports of used public transport vehicles as well as vehicles for the transport of goods older than 5 to 7 years.
In a second step on 13 May 2009, the government has banned imports of tractors, passenger and special purpose vehicles older than 5 to 7 years.
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: 3 Dec 2008
GTA Evaluation: Red
Official Gazette. (3 December 2008). Decreto Supremo 29836. Available at http://www.economiayfinanzas.gov.bo/biblioteca/VPT/documentos/aduar/ds_2...
Official Gazette. (13 May 2009). Decreto Supremo 0123. Available at http://www.economiayfinanzas.gov.bo/biblioteca/VPT/documentos/aduar/ds_1...