Brazil: Temporary tariff reduction for sardines, sardinella, brisling or sprats and for terephthalic acid and its salts
On June 24th, 2010, the Brazilian government announced temporary tariff reductions on the ad-valorem import duty from 10% to 2% for sardines , sardinella and brisling or sprats sardines and from 12% to 0% for terephthalic acid and its salts. These products are classified under the 8-digit codes 0303.71.00 and 2917.36.00 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM), respectively.
The tariff reduction of the item 0303.71.00 is limited to loads recorded by the Import Declaration until the 31st of August 2010. Most recently, on September 02nd 2010, the Brazilian government decided to extend this deadline for November 30th 2010.
The tariff reduction of item 2917.36.00 is limited to a quota of 132,000 tons and loads recorded by the Import Declaration until the 24th of November 2010. Most recently, on November 17th 2010, the Brazilian government decided to extend this deadline for February 10th 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?||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: 26/06/2010
Date of inception: 25 Jun 2010
Duration: 8 months
GTA Evaluation: Green
CAMEX Resolution nº 47, from June 24th 2010 - http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1277734224.pdf
CAMEX Resolution nº 65, from September 2nd 2010 – http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1283537105.pdf
CAMEX Resolution nº 81, from November 17th 2010 – http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1290085478.pdf
Government Response: The government issued the measure