United States of America: Repeal of the Dairy Export Incentive Program
Representatives Collin C. Peterson (Democrat of Minnesota) and Mike Simpson (Republican of Idaho) introduced on September 23, 2011 the Dairy Security Act of 2011 (H.R.3062). The main purpose of the bill is to revamp the subsidies and other supports for U.S. dairy farmers, but one of its provisions would repeal the Dairy Export Incentive Program that has been in place since 1985. The bill is likely to be one of the items under consideration as Congress writes the new farm bill of 2012.
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?||No|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||No|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||No|
|Was such evidence identified?||No|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||No|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||No|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||No|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||No|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||No|
Date of inception:
GTA Evaluation: Amber
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