India: Removal of export ban on organic non-Basmati rice
On 9 September 2011, the government of India has lifted a ban on exports of non-Basmati rice (notification 71/2010).
The regulation removes a ban that has initially been imposed in 2007, but has repeatedly been amended for the export of specified quotas of non-Basmati rice.
In order to determine the trading partners, the 2006 data were used, since there was an export ban form 2007-2011.
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: 9 Sep 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
The cited notifications are available from http://dgft.gov.in/exim/2000/not/indexn-ftp1011.htm