China: Temporary duty free import of designated high-tech products
On 5 July 2011, the governement of China called importers to apply for duty free imports of designated high-tech products. Among the affected products is technology used in reactors, petrochemical production and gas pipelines, shipping vessels, machinery used for the production of textiles as well as components used in railway transport.
Importers may apply for the beneficial treatment up to 15 August 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?|
|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: 5 Jul 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
Ministry of Finance. (2011). Notification 45/2011. Available in Chinese at http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201107/t20110715_577117.html