India: Initiation of safeguard investigation on imports of compounds containing a benzothiazole ring system
On 27 December 2010 the Indian authorities initiated a safeguard investigation concerning imports of products falling under the HS code 293420 (Compounds Containing a Benzothiazole Ring System).
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:
GTA Evaluation: Amber
This measure is reported in the WTO/OECD/UNCTAD report "REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES (MID-OCTOBER 2010 TO APRIL 2011)"
Available from < http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/46/47955250.pdf >