Tunisia: Import duty reduction on various products
Effective from 1 January 2011, the government of Tunisia has reduced its import tariffs on a wide range of products.
Through the implemnting legislation for the 2011 budget, the government lowered import tariffs from 36 to 30 percent for raw materials, semi-finished goods and equipment as described in the chapters 25 through 97 of its customs code.
Furthermore, the government enumerated various products to benefit from partial import tariff reductions or suspensions.
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 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
Presidency of Tunisia. (2010). Loi n° 2010-58 du 17 décembre 2010, portant loi de finances pour l’année 2011. Available from the Official Gazette published on 21 December 2010 at http://www.iort.gov.tn