Ukraine: Buckwheat exempted from import duties
On March 3, 2011 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (according to Law № 8117/16.02.2011) exempted buckwheat (HS 1008 10 00 00) from import duties until June 1, 2011.
According to the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database, there are no affected trading partners (exporters to Ukraine) with affected trade value greater than 1,000,000 USD in 2011.
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: 3 Mar 2011
Duration: 3 months
GTA Evaluation: Green