Brazil: ad-valorem tariff increase for steel plates (NCM code 7214.20.00)
On June 5th, 2009, the Brazilian government announced tariff increase on the ad-valorem import duty from 0% to 12% for steel products classified under the code 7214.20.00 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM).
The average bound tariff of the product concerned is 35%.
It is important to note that this product was on the list of exceptions of the Common External Tariff of Mercosur, and now are back to its original rate.
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?||No|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||No|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||No|
|Was such evidence identified?||No|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||No|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||No|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||No|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||No|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||No|
Date Discovered: 07/06/2009
Date of inception: 6 Jun 2009
GTA Evaluation: Red
CAMEX Resolution nº 29, from June 5th, 2009- http://www.desenvolvimento.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1245177759.pdf
Government Response: The government issued the measure