Brazil: tariff increase from 2% to 14% on industrial fatty alcohols
On August 31st, 2009, the Brazilian government announced tariff increases on the ad-valorem import duty from 2% to 14% for industrial fatty alcohols classified under the items 3823.70.10 and 3823.70.20 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) tariff code.
It is important to note that in the case of these products, they were 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: 01/09/2009
Date of inception: 31 Aug 2009
GTA Evaluation: Red
CAMEX Resolution nº 47, from August 31st, 2009 - http://www.desenvolvimento.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1251920351.pdf
Government Response: The government issued the measure.