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: 28 May 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) will hold the first wind energy auction on November 25th, 2009, as part of the ongoing Program of Incentives for Alternative Electricity Sources (PROINFA), a government program that aims to promote the use of renewable technologies in the production of electricity.
The Ministry set out the requisites for new electricity generation projects participating in the auction in Administrative Act (Portaria) nş 211, published on May 28th, 2009. This act banned the use of imported wind turbines with nominal power up to 2,000kW by bidders participating in the auction.
This restriction was modified by MME Administrative Act nş 242 of June 25th, 2009, which stated that the use of imported turbines with nominal power under 1,500 kW were not allowed by bidders in the auction.
On June 18th, 2009, the Ministry of Trade increased import tariffs from zero to 14% on all wind turbines with capacity up to 3,300kVA, which corresponds to approximately 2.640kW (CAMEX Resolution nş 37, of June 18th, 2009). Turbines with capacity over 3,300kVA continue to face a zero tariff. The tariff measure includes a grace period for imports registered until December 21st, 2009. The Brazilian bound tariff for this product at WTO is 35%.
The affected trading partners are all countries producing wind-powered electric generating sets. In 2007, four countires were responsible for 94% of all wind turbine exports: Denmark (49.6%), Germany (28%), Japan (10.2%) and Spain (5.7%). (UN Comtrade)
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8502 Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
850211 Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA
850212 Of an output exceeding 75 kVA but not exceeding 375 kVA
850213 Of an output exceeding 375 kVA
850220 Generating sets with sparkignition internal combustion piston engines
850231 Windpowered
850239 Other

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