Brazil: Temporary tariff reduction on certain telecommunications, IT, and capital goods.
On May 18, 2012, the Government of Brazil announced the temporary tariff reduction of the ad-valorem import duty applicable to certain telecommunications, information technology, and capital goods.
The Brazilian legislation, through the "ex-tarifarios" regime, authorizes the temporary reduction of the ad-valorem import duty of capital and information technology goods, its parts, pieces and components. This temporary reduction may take place whenever it is found that there is no domestic production of these goods. To implement these reductions, the Brazilian authorities are allowed to create new tariff positions.
Through this resolution, the Brazilian Government determines the temporary application of a 2% ad-valorem import duty for certain telecommunications, information technology, and capital goods, classified under Chapters 84, 85, 86, 89 and 90 of the Harmonized Tariff System.
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 Discovered: 18/05/2012
Date of inception: 18 May 2012
GTA Evaluation: Green
Resolución No. 33 and 34 available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0512/Resolucin%20No.%2033.pdf and http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0512/Resolucin%20No.%2034.pdf