Russia: Elimination of import tariffs on medical equipment
The Government Decree # 696 from 21 August 2009 has eliminated import tariffs (5%) on medical equipment within 8 tariff lines at the 10-digit level from 21 August 2009.
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: 21 Aug 2009
GTA Evaluation: Green
The Russian official newspaper "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" #4986 from 1 September 2009.