India: Import tariff reduction for certain metals
According to the Permanent Delegation of India to the WTO, the government of India has reduced import tariffs for certain metals as well as a basic chemical.
Effective from 1 April 2011, the import tariffs of stainless steel scrap have been reduced to zero percent, ferro-nickel to 2.5 percent, and vanadium pent oxide to 2.5 percent respectively.
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 Apr 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
WTO. (2011). REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES [May 2011]. Available at http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/g20_wto_report_may11_e.doc