Brazil: Temporary amendment of MFN import duties on certain amino-resins, articles of apparel and molds.
On February 18, 2011, the Government of Brazil announced the temporary amendment of the Most Favored Nation (MFN) import duties applicable to certain amino-resins, articles of apparel, molds for rubber or plastics and trailers and semi-trailers.
MERCOSUR’s legislation allows member states —Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay— to exempt, on a temporary basis, up to 100 goods from the application of the common external tariff. The list of goods may be amended every six months.
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: 18 Feb 2011
GTA Evaluation: Amber
Resolución 7/2011 available at http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0211/Resolucion%20No.%207.pdf