Ecuador: Initiation of safeguard investigation concerning imports of safety glass
On April 19, 2010 Ecuador initiates a safeguard investigation concerning imported goods classified under HS 7007. The goal of the investigation is to determine whether such imports have caused damage to the corresponding domestic market.
On November 1, 2010 Ecuador introduced a specific tariff of US$ 12.72 per windshield (HS 7007) imported, for the expected duration of three years. The tariff is supposed to drop continuously during this period.
The Republic of Peru and Chile are exempted from this measure.
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 Discovered: 15/05/2012
Date of inception: 1 Nov 2010
Duration: 36 months
GTA Evaluation: Red