South Africa: Reduction of import duty on paper and pasteboard products

Measure #2048 | Published 16 Feb 2011 ▲


On 1 January 2010, the government of South Africa lowered tariffs on designated paper and pasteboard products. Among the products is paper above a certain weight and self-copy paper.

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: 1 Jan 2010

GTA Evaluation: Green


South African Revenue Service, Notice R. ​1232, published in Government Gazette 32838 of 31 December 2009:

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms