IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 12 Nov 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 11 November 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 109 increasing the import tariff on acrylic acid and sodium polyacrylate. The goods are classified under the following Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM):

  • acrylic acid, NCM 2916.11.10: from 2% to 10%
  • sodium (poly)acrylate, NCM 3906.90.44: from 2% to 12%

 
List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff
The tariff codes were included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur, which is a mechanism that allows member states of Mercosur to apply customs duties that are lower or higher than otherwise listed in the Mercosur Common External Tariff schedule.
 
However, the tariffs shall not surpass the ceilings given by the WTO. Mercosur Decision CMC no. 26/15 gives Brazil the right to maintain a list of 100 codes based on the Mercosur Common Nomenclature until 31 December 2021.
 
Due to this restriction, Brazil had to retrieve two other goods from the LETEC, which were NCM 2915.40.10 (monochloroacetic acid) and NCM 2933.69.22 (Hexazinone).
 
The new tariffs took effect on 12 November 2015.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

341 Basic organic chemicals
2916 Unsaturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291611 Acrylic acid and its salts
347 Plastics in primary forms
3906 Acrylic polymers in primary forms.
390690 Other

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