India: Reduction of value subject to import duties for copper concentrate
On 1 March 2011, the government of India announced a new method for the determination of import duties on copper concentrate. Under the new regime, the value equivalent of silver and gold traces contained in copper concentrate will no longer be subject to the import duty.
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 Feb 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
India Customs. (2011). Notification 24/2011. Available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k11/cs-tarr2...