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Taxonomy: Sector Affected - 28


Knitted or crocheted fabrics; wearing apparel

Sri Lanka: Elimination of value added tax on certain imported items

Measure #4190 | Published 27 Feb 2013 | Inception 1 Jan 2013 ▲

Description

On 1 January 2013, amendments to the VAT act of 2002 of Sri Lanka entered into force. Imports of the following items are excluded from VAT as from 1 January 2013 (HS codes in parenthesis):

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Indonesia: Import requirements on more than 800 products

Measure #4183 | Published 26 Feb 2013 | Inception 1 Jan 2013 ▲

Description

On 29 December 2012, the Minister of Trade has issued Regulation No. 83/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, which follows the reasoning of the initial Regulation No. 56/M-DAG/PER/12/2008 (see related measure).

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[+ 2 more sectors]

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[+ 82 more tariff lines]

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Croatia: Abolished import tax on luxury goods

Measure #4164 | Published 19 Feb 2013 | Inception 1 Jan 2013 ▲

Description

On January 1, 2013, Croatia abolished (according to resolution Zakon o prestanku važenja Zakona o posebnom porezu na luksuzne proizvode No. 143/12 of 20.12.2012) the import tax on luxury goods.

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Benin: Suspension of import tariffs

Measure #4140 | Published 14 Feb 2013 | Inception 1 Jan 2013 ▲

Description

On December 28, 2012, the Benin government published the Finance Law for 2013. The major changes include:

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India: Subsidy scheme to facilitate exports

Measure #4126 | Published 3 Feb 2013 | Inception 26 Dec 2012 ▲

Description

On 26 December 2012, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry introduced the following amendments to the 2% interest subvention scheme:

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[+ 12 more sectors]

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[+ 258 more tariff lines]

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Argentina: Increased import tax and VAT rate for imports

Measure #4074 | Published 16 Jan 2013 | Inception 24 Aug 2012 ▲

Description

The Argentinean government has increased taxes relating to imports in Resoclución General 3373/2012 (published in the official gazette on August 24, 2012).

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[+ 6 more sectors]

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Mexico: Postponement of MFN tariff reductions applicable to certain apparel and footwear tariff lines.

Measure #4052 | Published 10 Jan 2013 | Inception 31 Dec 2012 ▲

Description

On December 31, 2012, the Government of Mexico announced that the tariff reduction established on December 24, 2008 applicable to certain apparel and footwear items will enter into force on January 1st 2014, rather than in January 1st 2013, as it

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[+ 35 more tariff lines]

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EC: New Generalised Scheme of Preferences

Measure #4047 | Published 10 Jan 2013 | Inception 1 Jan 2014 ▲

Description

On 10 May 2011 the European Commission (EC) announced plans to reform its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).

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[+ 20 more sectors]

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[+ 997 more tariff lines]

EC: Quota on certain textile products from Belarus

Measure #4045 | Published 10 Jan 2013 | Inception 18 Dec 2009 ▲

Description

On 7 March 1994, the EC adopted a regulation to allow for import restrictions  on certain textile products.

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[+ 34 more tariff lines]

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Chinese Taipei: Looser regulations on incoming FDI

Measure #4039 | Published 9 Jan 2013 ▲

Description

On December 20, 2012, the Taiwanese Executive Yuan approved amendments to the respective Statutes for Investment by Foreign Nationals and by Overseas Chinese (i.e. persons from the PRC).

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[+ 20 more sectors]

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