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: 06 May 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 5 May 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 42 changing the import tariff on a number of specific goods by including or excluding them from the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC). Such goods are specified under the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) product codes.

The import tariff was increased on the following four goods subsequent to their inclusion on LETEC: palm oil (NCM 1511.90.00) from 10% to 20%, certain polyester fibres (NCM 5503.20.10) from 2% to 10%, Clonazepam (NCM 2933.91.13) from 2% to 12%; and Sevoflurane (NCM 2909.19.90) 2% to 14%.
The Resolution entered into force on 6 May 2016.
 
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. LETEC 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 LETEC of 100 codes based on the NCM until 31 December 2021. Due to this restriction, Brazil had to retrieve a number of other goods, as noted above.
Affected trading partners are identified based on UN Comtrade's import data from 2014.

Update
On 3 July 2018, CAMEX issued Resolution 46 modifying the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur eliminating NCM 1511.90.00 from the list (please see related state acts)

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

216 Vegetable oils
1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151190 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2909 Ethers, etheralcohols, etherphenols, etheralcoholphenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
290919 Other
2933 Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen heteroatom(s) only.
293391 Alprazolam (INN), camazepam (INN), chlordiazepoxide (INN), clonazepam (INN), clorazepate, delorazepam (INN), diazepam (INN), estazolam (INN), ethyl loflazepate (INN), fludiazepam (INN), flunitrazepam (INN), flurazepam (INN), halazepam (INN), lorazepam
355 Man-made fibres
5503 Synthetic staple fibres, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning.
550320 Of polyesters

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