Brazil: tariff reduction for certain volumes of fluorides of aluminium, 6-Hexanelactam (epsilon-caprolactam) and aluminium casks, drums, cans, boxes
On June 2nd, 2010, the Brazilian government announced tariff reductions on the ad-valorem import duty from 10% to 2% for fluorides of aluminium, from 12% to 2% for 6-Hexanelactam (epsilon-caprolactam) and from 16% to 2% for aluminium casks, drums, cans, boxes. These products are classified under the codes 2826.12.00, 2933.71.00 and 7612.90.19 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM), respectively.
The tariff reduction for aluminium casks, drums, cans, boxes is limited to a quota of 815,000,000.
Most recently, on June 17th, 2010, the Brazilian government announced a new quota of 1,900,000,000 units for the product 7612.90.19 (restricted to loads which the Import Declaration is recorded until the December 31st, 2010). This temporary tariff reduction combined with an increase in the quota was implemented for reasons of shortage, under the Resolution No. 69/00 of the Common Market Group of Mercosur.
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: 03/06/2010
Date of inception: 2 Jun 2010
GTA Evaluation: Green
CAMEX Resolution nº 39, from June 2nd, 2010 - http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1275666014.pdf
CAMEX Resolution nº 42, from June 17th, 2010 - http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1276888435.pdf
Government Response: The government issued the measure.