Mexico: Adoption of reference prices on certain types of footwear from China.
On May 1, 2012, the Agreement between the Government of Mexico and China´s footwear industry entered into force.
This Agreement establishes the conditions for importing Chinese shoes into Mexico.
By this Agreement, Mexico establishes import reference prices applicable to Chinese footwear classified under 31 tariff items of Chapter 64 Mexico’s Harmonized System.
The agreement does not prohibit the importation of these type of footwear at prices below the reference. However, the Mexican authorities have implemented a mechanism of verification in order to detect under-invoicing practices that could lead to the embargo of the merchandise and the payment of sanctions.
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 Discovered: 01/05/2012
Date of inception: 1 May 2012
GTA Evaluation: Amber