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: 24 Jun 2016 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On 23 June 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 48 decreasing the import tariff on a number of products from the IT and telecommunications sector to 2%. The measure entered into force on 24 June 2016 and is in force until31 December 2017.
On the same day, Resolution No. 56 additionally reduced the import tariff on a number of products from the IT and telecommunications sector, see related measure. The Camex Resolutions No. 48 and 56 reduces the import tariff of 42 products from the IT and telecommunications sector. Of these goods, 10 are extended and the remaining 32 are new.

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 additionally introduced simultaneously with Camex Resolution No. 47 and 55 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related measures). All four resolutions produce 811 ex-tarifários.

Affected sectors and countries of origin according to Camex
The main affected sectors by all four measures are energy (25.07%); capital goods (14.86%); rail (11.49%); services (5.82%); food (4.48%); medical and hospital (3.76%) and mining (3.73%).
The products' country of origin by all four measures are China (33.65%); United States (19.81%); Germany (14.68%); Italy (6.96%); Austria (3.57%); Sweden (3.32%); Switzerland (3.17%); France (2.16%) and the Netherlands (1.98%).
 
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.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847190 Other
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
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8534 Printed circuits.
853400 Printed circuits.
8541 Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals.
854130 Thyristors, diacs and triacs, other than photosensitive devices
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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