Russian Federation: Subsidies for import taxes and VAT reimbursement for “Skolkovo”

Measure #3099 | Published 2 Mar 2012 ▲

Description

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a ruling (the Government Decree # 339 of 5 May 2011) to introduce state subsidies to reimburse the import tariffs and VAT to juridical persons and companies who participate in the project "Skolkovo" (the main modernization project of Russia).
Website of Skolkovo - http://www.sk.ru/en/

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?

Implementing Jurisdiction:

Affected Trading Partners:

Measure type:

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 5 May 2011

GTA Evaluation: Red

Source:

Government Decree # 339 from 5 May 2011
http://www.government.ru/gov/results/15115/

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms