Turkey: Import tariff reduction for sheep and feeder cattle

Measure #2423 | Published 14 Jun 2011 ▲


The government of Turkey has lowered its import tariff on live sheep and feeder cattle. With effect from 22 December 2010, sheep and lamb are subject to an import duty of 20 percent (previously 225 percent) and feeder cattle may be imported duty free (previously 20 percent).

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: 22 Dec 2010

GTA Evaluation: Green


WTO. (2011). REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES [May 2011]. Available at http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/g20_wto_report_may11_e.doc

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms