ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
The Ministry of Finance Decree 19/2009 raised import tariffs on certain products that compete with locally manufactured products. The product affected (and tariff increase were known) are milk, animal or vegetable oils, fruit juices, coffee and tea, chemicals, silver, steel, electronicproducts (machines, TVs etc.), packaged juices(10 to 15%), instant coffee (5 to 10%), iron wire (7.5 to 10%), wire nails (0 to 7.5%)and electrical and non-electrical milling machines (0 to 7.5%). At the same time certain tariffs are reduced, mainly on input products needed for local manufacturing (e.g. dairy products and base chemicals). The latter tariff reductions, however, are likely to increase the effective rates of protection of the downstream buyers/manufacturers.
The Decree was adopted on 13 February2009. However, based on the WTO Tariff Download Facility (cf. Sources), the tariffs remained the same as in 2008. Hence, this measure has been identified as not implemented.
The tariffs for processed milk products were revised on 28 May 2009 (cf. Related Measures).