Mexico: Elimination of MFN import duties applicable to certain types of eggs and yolk
On September 13, 2012, the Government of Mexico published a decree that eliminates the Most Favored Nation (MFN) import duties applicable to certain types of eggs and yolk.
The elimination of tariffs on eggs and yolks responds to the goal of increasing the product supply and to stabilize the national prices of the egg market in Mexico.
The above, after the effects of the avian influenza outbreaks reported on June, 2012 in the State of Jalisco.
This decree eliminates the MFN duties applicable to goods classified under the following tariff lines: 0407.21.01, 0407.21.99, 0408.11.01, 0408.19.99, 0408.91.01, 0408.91.99, 0408.99.01 and 0408.99.99.
These amendments will be effective as of September 14, 2012.
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: 13/09/2012
Date of inception: 13 Sep 2012
GTA Evaluation: Green
Source Secretaría de Economía: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0912