The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan: Temporary reduction of import tariff on palm oil

Measure #2416 | Published 9 Jun 2011 ▲


The Commission of the Customs Union has temporary reduced import tariffs on palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified (HS 1511) from 17 March 2011.

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: Yes

Date of inception: 17 Mar 2011

GTA Evaluation: Green


this measure is reported in the WTO/OECD/UNCTAD "REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES (MID-OCTOBER 2010 TO APRIL 2011)" . This information is verified by the governments of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Available from < >

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms