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: 21 Jul 2016 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On 20 July 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 64 decreasing the import tariff on five products from the IT and telecommunications sector from 16% to 2%. The measure entered into force on 21 July 2016 and it was menat to be in force until 31 December 2017, however, on August 16, 2017, CAMEX issued Resolution 64, introducing a new duty (see related state acts).
 
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. 63 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related measure). Both measures produce 226 ex-tarifários.

Affected sectors and countries of origin according to Camex
The main affected sectors by both measures are pharmaceutical and chemical (24.8%); capital goods (14%); auto parts (12.7%); energy (12%); Graph (6%); mining (5.7%); food (3%); automotive (2.9%) and healthcare (2.8%).

The products' country of origin by both measures are Germany (51.61%); United States (20.36%); Italy (7.36%); China (4.47%); Japan (2.9); Spain (2.78%); the United Kingdom (1.99%) and the Netherlands (1.69%).

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844332 Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
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
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8532 Electrical capacitors, fixed, variable or adjustable (preset).
853223 Ceramic dielectric, single layer
853290 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
903089 Other

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