EC: Additional import duties for certain products in the sugar sector
On 18 January 2011 the European Commission announced additional import duties for white sugar, raw sugar and certain syrups (33/2011), updated on 29 January 2011 (70/2011). (For exact changes see source).
The trend of increasing import duties went on in the following months with the decision of 1 October 2011 (EU 971/2011) , 8 September 2012 (805/2012) and found its point of culmination on 21 September 2012 (860/2012).
The measure from 1 October 2012 finally marked a reverse in the trend (892/2012). Nevertheless, the import tariffs are still higher then during the (quasi) suspension in January 2011 (70/2011).
The original regulations concerning the EU sugar markets were published on 30 June 2006. (See sources)
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: 18 Jan 2011
GTA Evaluation: Red
Decision EC 860/2012
Decisions from 2011 and before: