South Africa: Reduction of import duty on paper and pasteboard products
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:
|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: 1 Jan 2010
GTA Evaluation: Green
South African Revenue Service, Notice R. 1232, published in Government Gazette 32838 of 31 December 2009: www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2009-85%20-%20No...