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Import tariff quota
On 18 February 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council Camex issued Resolution No. 15 amending Resolution No. 68/2015 (see related measure 12014) regarding the import tariff-rate quota on aluminium (not alloyed) in the form of standard ingots, sow or T-bar. The import duty remains at 0% whilst the quota is reduced from 650,000 tonne to 550,000 tonne. The measure is in force from 19 February 2016 to 17 August 2016.
On 23 June 2016, he Brazilian Foreign Trade Council Camex issued Resolution No. 59 extending the above measure from 18 August 2016 albeit at a reduced import volume, see related measure No. 12016.
List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff
The good was included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur which is a mechanism that allows member states of Mercosur to apply customs duties on a number of products 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.
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