Ecuador: Temporary import duty suspension on mineral product machinery

Measure #1643 | Published 16 Aug 2010 ▲


On 17 September 2009, the government of Ecuador suspended import duty collection for machinery used in the shaping or moulding of mineral products. For a period of three months, the machinery can be imported duty free, down from a 10 percent import duty.

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: 17 Sep 2009

Duration: 3 months

GTA Evaluation: Green


COMEXI. (2009). Resolution 512. Available at

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms