Ghana: 5% import levy on poultry and textiles
Following the announcement of the official budget for 2010, the customs authority of Ghana imposed a series of import levies.
For instance, a 5% import levy has been introduced on poultry products as wel as a wide range of textiles and textile articles.
In addition, tariffs have been raised for wheat, maize, rice and vegetable oils.
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?||Don't know|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||Don't Know|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||Don't Know|
|Was such evidence identified?||Don't Know|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||Don't Know|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||No|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||Don't Know|
|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?||No|
Date Discovered: 05/07/2010
Date of inception: 6 Jan 2010
GTA Evaluation: Red
Ghana Excise and Preventive Services, 'Tariff Interpretation Order No.2010/00,http://www.ghanacustoms.gov.gh/pdf2/TARIFF_INTERPRETATION_ORDER_2010-001.pdf