India: Adjustment of export taxes
On 1 March 2011, the government of India announced the adjusment of various export taxes with immediate effect.
Export taxes have been reduced to zero for foods such as coffee, tea, various spices, certain animal feed as well as raw cotton, wool or yarn waste.
Export taxes have been imposed for products such as lamb skins, saddle leather, iron and steel scrap as well as industrial harness leather.
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: 1 Mar 2011
GTA Evaluation: Amber
India Customs. (2011). Notifaction 27/2011. Available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k11/cs-tarr2...