Brazil: Amendment of MFN import duties applicable to certain types of fruit preparations.
On March 16, 2011, the Government of Brazil published a decree that increases the Most Favored Nation (MFN) import duties applicable to certain type of fruit preparations.
In particular, this Resolution increases to 35% the MFN duties applicable to goods classified under the following tariff lines of the MERCOSUR’s Harmonized System: 2008.70.10 and 2008.70.90.
These amendments will enter into force on April 1st, 2011.
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 Apr 2011
Duration: 9 months
GTA Evaluation: Red
Resolución No. 13/2011 available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0311/Resolucin%20No.%2013%20y%2014.pdf
WTO document WT/TPR/OV/W/5, 9 June 2011
Decisión No. 61/10 del Consejo del Mercado Común (16 December 2010) http://www.aduanas.gub.uy/innovaportal/v/7769/3/innova.front/decision_me...