Peru: Widespread import tariff reductions
On 11 April 2011, the government of Peru annouced a widespread reduction of import tariffs covering 799 products. For 792 products, import tariffs shall be reduced from 13 to 11 percent. For seven products, import tariffs of 6 percent have been eliminated.
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: 10 Apr 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
Peruvian Ministry of Finance. (11 April 2011). MEF REBAJA ARANCELES PARA CONSOLIDAR LOS AUMENTOS DE COMPETITIVIDAD Y BIENESTAR EN LA ECONOMÍA Y LA SOCIEDAD. Available at http://www.mef.gob.pe/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2526%...
WTO. (November 2011). OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING ENVIRONMENT (WT/TPR/OV/14). Available at http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/igo_26oct11_e.htm