Nigeria: Raised aged ceiling for the importation of used cars

Measure #2453 | Published 27 Jun 2011 ▲

Description

On 19 November 2010, the govenrment of Nigeria raised the age limit for the importation of used cars. Imported used vehicles may now be as old as 15 years, while prior to the change only a maximum age of 10 years was allowed.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
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?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 19 Nov 2010

GTA Evaluation: Green

Source:

WTO. (June 2011). REPORT TO THE TPRB FROM THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL
ON TRADE-RELATED DEVELOPMENTS. Available at http://wto.org/english/news_e/sppl_e/sppl196_e.htm

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms