Brazil: Temporary import tariff reduction on 542 capital goods
On December 14th 2010, the Brazilian government announced tariff reduction on the ad-valorem import duty to 2% for 226 capital goods and extended the validity of the tariff reduction to 2% for 316 products classified under the chapters 39, 82, 84, 85, 86, 89 e 90 of Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) tariff code.
The stated measure will expire on 30 June 2012.
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?||Yes|
Date Discovered: 16/12/2010
Date of inception: 15 Dec 2010
Duration: 18 months
GTA Evaluation: Green
CAMEX. (2010). Resolution N°90. Available at http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1292418035.pdf
Government Response: The government issued the measure.