Chinese Taipei: Temporary tariff reduction on fruit imports

Measure #3882 | Published 8 Nov 2012 ▲

Description

Taiwan has implemented a temporary tariff reduction from 20% to 10% on imports of apples, nectarines and kiwifruit. The import duty reduction is intended to buffer recent increases in consumer food prices and is applicable for two months (October 5-December 4, 2012).

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
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?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: No

Date of inception: 5 Oct 2012

Duration: 2 months

GTA Evaluation: Green

Source:

Taiwan Executive Yuan (i.e. Cabinet) announcement:
http://www1.ey.gov.tw/en/News_Content2.aspx?n=1C6028CA080A27B3&s=F7A89B0...

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms