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. 56 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 until 31 December 2017.

On the same day, Resolution No. 48 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

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.
847329 Other
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.
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847190 Other
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
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
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852851 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
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
851770 Parts
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)
903089 Other

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