Brazil: Agreement to limit car imports from Mexico
On 15 March 2012, the governments of Brazil and Mexico agreed to limit the value of Mexican car exports to the Brazilian market. Under the agreement, Mexican car exports to Brazil may not exceed designated annual thresholds for the next three years.
These thresholds are:
- 19 March 2012 - 18 March 2013: USD 1.45 billion
- 19 March 2013 - 18 March 2014: USD 1.56 billion
- 19 March 2014 - 18 March 2015: USD 1.64 billion
In 2011, Mexican car manufacturers had export vehicles worth USD 2 billion to Brazil.
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: 19 Mar 2012
Duration: 36 months
GTA Evaluation: Red
Ministry of Trade. (3 April 2012). Definidas quotas para exportação do acordo automotivo Brasil-México. Available at http://www.mdic.gov.br/sitio/interna/noticia.php?area=5¬icia=11417
Official Gazette. (2 April 2012). PORTARIA Nº 10, DE 2 DE ABRIL DE 2012. Available at http://www.in.gov.br/visualiza/index.jsp?data=03/04/2012&jornal=1&pagina...