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Inception date: 19 Feb 2016 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2017

Import tariff

On 18 February 2016 the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 8 decreasing the import tariff on 32 products from the IT and telecommunications sector from a maximum 18% level, depending on the good, to 2%. Out of the 32 products 6 tariff lines are prolonged and the remaining 26 are new. The measure entered into force 19 February 2016 and is in effect until the 31 December 2017.
Ex-tarifário regime
The tariffs were reduced under Brazil's ex-tarifário regime, which allows temporary customs duty exceptions under the Mercosur Common External Tariff on capital and IT goods. Such an exception can be invoked in case the good in question has no domestically produced equivalent. The goal of this is to restructure Brazil's industrial park and infrastructure services (see WTO Trade Policy Review).
The measure was introduced simultaneously with Camex Resolution No. 9 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related measure). Both measures produce 275 ex-tarifários.
Sectors and countries of origin according to Camex
The main affected sectors by both measures are rail (20.83%); electronics (11.79%); pharmaceutical / chemicals (10.31%); capital goods (10.22%); energy (G, T and D) (9.25%); agribusiness (5.96%); medical and hospital (4.27%); Oil (4.25%); Graph (3.14%); automotive (2.03%) and auto (1.79%).
The products' country of origin by both measures are mainly from United States (47.66%); Germany (22.66%); China (6.75%); Italy (5.11%); United Kingdom (2.80%) and Japan (2.24%).
Affected trading partners are identified based on UN Comtrade's import data from 2014.




449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844332 Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847340 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.72
452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847330 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.71
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8536 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lampholders and other connectors, junction boxes), for
853650 Other switches
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8530 Electrical signalling, safety or traffic control equipment for railways, tramways, roads, inland waterways, parking facilities, port installations or airfields (other than those of heading 86.08).
853010 Equipment for railways or tramways
8543 Electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
854370 Other machines and apparatus
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8534 Printed circuits.
853400 Printed circuits.
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9030 Oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers and other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities, excluding meters of heading 90.28; instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting alpha, beta, gamma, Xray, cosmic or other ionis
903040 Other instruments and apparatus, specially designed for telecommunications (for example, crosstalk meters, gain measuring instruments, distortion factor meters, psophometers)
9032 Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus.
903289 Other

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