South Africa: Removal of import tariff on aluminium products, paper and polymers
Effective 1 January 2012, the government of South Africa removed import duties on a range of products.
The prior rates were:
- Paper and cardboard: 1.95 percent.
- Aluminium foil & plates: 1.3 percent.
- Polymers: 2.6 percent.
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 2012
GTA Evaluation: Green
South African Government. (2011). Customs and Excise Act: Amendment of Schedule 1 (no 1/1/1432). Available at http://www.info.gov.za/view/DynamicAction?pageid=623&myID=320869