Zimbabwe: Import duty reduction and suspension on selected products
As of 1 January 2011, the government of Zimbabwe has reduced its import tariffs on a range of products. Among the products subject to a lower tariff are blankets, clothing (new and used), travel bags, motor vehicles exceeding 1500cc, as well as poultry feed.
Also, the suspension of import duties on certain foodstuffs has been extended until 30 June 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: 1 Jan 2011
GTA Evaluation: Green
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority. (2010). Duty Reduction on selected products. Available at http://www.zimra.co.zw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1179...