IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 28 Mar 2016 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On 28 March 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 21 decreasing the import tariff on 17 products from the IT and telecommunications sector to 2%. Out of the 17 products, 12 tariff lines are extended and the remaining 5 are new. The measure entered into force on 28 March 2016 and is in force until 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. 22 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related measure). Both measures produce 168 ex-tarifários.

Affected sectors and countries of origin according to Camex

The main affected sectors by both measures are energy (35.24%);mining (21.73%); rail (21.29%); auto parts (7.64%); wood and furniture (2.92%); agribusiness (1.89%); . capital goods (1.58%) and telecommunications (1.53%).
The products' country of origin by both measures are United States (23.29%); Spain (22.16%); Germany (12.80%); China (12.70%); Poland (7.97%), South Korea (3.40%); India (3.30%); Italy (3.07%) and the Netherlands (2.58%)
Affected trading partners are identified based on UN Comtrade's import data from 2014.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

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
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
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
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

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