Colombia: Additional export tax on hydrocarbon and mining exports
On 9 May 2011, the government of Colombia introduced an export tax on hydrocarbon and mining products.
Under the new regulation, exporters have to transfer the equivalent of 1 percent of the gross revenue exports to the government.
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: 9 May 2011
GTA Evaluation: Red
Official Gazette N°48065. Decree 1505. Available from http://www.imprenta.gov.co