IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 13 Dec 2011 | Removal date: 12 Dec 2013
Still in force

Internal taxation of imports

On 13 December 2011, the President of the Republic, Hugo Chavez Frias, adopted Decree No. 8.699 which temporarily eliminates the Value Added Tax (VAT) on imports of rubber, iron, steel and glass products, electric equipment, and other machinery for use exclusively in the construction sector.
 
This measure entered into force on the same day for the period of two years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

362 Other rubber products
4009 Tubes, pipes and hoses, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without their fittings (for example, joints, elbows, flanges).
400931 Without fittings
400942 With fittings
4016 Other articles of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber.
401693 Gaskets, washers and other seals
401695 Other inflatable articles
401699 Other
371 Glass & glass products
7009 Glass mirrors, whether or not framed, including rearview mirrors.
700910 Rearview mirrors for vehicles
412 Products of iron or steel
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730411 Of stainless steel
730419 Other
730422 Drill pipe of stainless steel
730423 Other drill pipe
730429 Other
730439 Other
730449 Other
730459 Other
730490 Other
429 Other fabricated metal products
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel.
731815 Other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers
731819 Other
731822 Other washers
731824 Cotters and cotterpins
731829 Other
431 Engines & turbines & parts
8409 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the engines of heading 84.07 or 84.08.
840991 Suitable for use solely or principally with sparkignition internal combustion piston engines
840999 Other
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841311 Pumps for dispensing fuel or lubricants, of the type used in fillingstations or in garages
841319 Other
841330 Fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines
841350 Other reciprocating positive displacement pumps
841360 Other rotary positive displacement pumps
841370 Other centrifugal pumps
841381 Pumps
841382 Liquid elevators
841391 Of pumps
841392 Of liquid elevators
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841410 Vacuum pumps
841430 Compressors of a kind used in refrigerating equipment
841440 Air compressors mounted on a wheeled chassis for towing
841480 Other
841490 Parts
8481 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressurereducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
848110 Pressurereducing valves
848120 Valves for oleohydraulic or pneumatic transmissions
848130 Check (nonreturn) valves
848140 Safety or relief valves
848180 Other appliances
848190 Parts
433 Bearings, gears, gearing & driving elements; parts
8483 Transmission shafts (including cam shafts and crank shafts) and cranks; bearing housings and plain shaft bearings; gears and gearing; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters; flywheels and pulleys, including
848310 Transmission shafts (including cam shafts and crank shafts) and cranks
848320 Bearing housings, incorporating ball or roller bearings
848330 Bearing housings, not incorporating ball or roller bearings; plain shaft bearings
848340 Gears and gearing, other than toothed wheels, chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters
848350 Flywheels and pulleys, including pulley blocks
848360 Clutches and shaft couplings (including universal joints)
848390 Toothed wheels, chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately; parts
434 Ovens & furnace burners & parts
8417 Industrial or laboratory furnaces and ovens, including incinerators, nonelectric.
841780 Other
841790 Parts
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8427 Forklift trucks; other works trucks fitted with lifting or handling equipment.
842710 Selfpropelled trucks powered by an electric motor
842720 Other selfpropelled trucks
842790 Other trucks
8428 Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery (for example, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).
842810 Lifts and skip hoists
842820 Pneumatic elevators and conveyors
842832 Other, bucket type
842833 Other, belt type
842839 Other
842840 Escalators and moving walkways
842890 Other machinery
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843120 Of machinery of heading 84.27
843131 Of lifts, skip hoists or escalators
843139 Other
843141 Buckets, shovels, grabs and grips
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841459 Other
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841940 Distilling or rectifying plant
841950 Heat exchange units
841989 Other
841990 Parts
8420 Calendering or other rolling machines, other than for metals or glass, and cylinders therefor.
842010 Calendering or other rolling machines
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842119 Other
842121 For filtering or purifying water
842123 Oil or petrolfilters for internal combustion engines
842129 Other
842131 Intake air filters for internal combustion engines
842139 Other
842199 Other
8422 Dish washing machines; machinery for cleaning or drying bottles or other containers; machinery for filling, closing, sealing or labelling bottles, cans, boxes, bags or other containers; machinery for capsuling bottles, jars, tubes and similar containers;
842230 Machinery for filling, closing, sealing, or labelling bottles, cans, boxes, bags or other containers; machinery for capsuling bottles, jars, tubes and similar containers; machinery for aerating beverages
842240 Other packing or wrapping machinery (including heatshrink wrapping machinery)
842290 Parts
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870110 Pedestrian controlled tractors
870130 Tracklaying tractors
870190 Other
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871620 Selfloading or selfunloading trailers and semitrailers for agricultural purposes
442 Machine-tools & parts
8463 Other machinetools for working metal or cermets, without removing material.
846310 Drawbenches for bars, tubes, profiles, wire or the like
846330 Machines for working wire
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847930 Presses for the manufacture of particle board or fibre building board of wood or other ligneous materials and other machinery for treating wood or cork
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8429 Selfpropelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
842911 Track laying
842920 Graders and levellers
842930 Scrapers
842940 Tamping machines and road rollers
842951 Frontend shovel loaders
842952 Machinery with a 360? revolving superstructure
842959 Other
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843143 Parts for boring or sinking machinery of subheading 8430.41 or 8430.49
843149 Other
8474 Machinery for sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, mixing or kneading earth, stone, ores or other mineral substances, in solid (including powder or paste) form; machinery for agglomerating, shaping or moulding solid mineral fuels,
847410 Sorting, screening, separating or washing machines
847420 Crushing or grinding machines
847432 Machines for mixing mineral substances with bitumen
847480 Other machinery
847490 Parts
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847910 Machinery for public works, building or the like
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
445 Machinery for food, beverage & tobacco processing; parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841931 For agricultural products
841981 For making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847920 Machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841451 Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W
841460 Hoods having a maximum horizontal side not exceeding 120 cm
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841911 Instantaneous gas water heaters
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841932 For wood, paper pulp, paper or paperboard
841939 Other
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842112 Clothesdryers
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847950 Industrial robots, not elsewhere specified or included
847981 For treating metal, including electric wire coilwinders
847982 Mixing, kneading, crushing, grinding, screening, sifting, homogenising, emulsifying or stirring machines
847989 Other
847990 Parts
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
853610 Fuses
853620 Automatic circuit breakers
853630 Other apparatus for protecting electrical circuits
853641 For a voltage not exceeding 60 V
853649 Other
853650 Other switches
853669 Other
853690 Other apparatus
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
853720 For a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8507 Electric accumulators, including separators therefor, whether or not rectangular (including square).
850710 Leadacid, of a kind used for starting piston engines
850720 Other leadacid accumulators
850750 Nickelmetal hydride
850760 Lithiumion
850780 Other accumulators
465 Electric filament or discharge lamps; lighting equipment; parts
8539 Electric filament or discharge lamps, including sealed beam lamp units and ultraviolet or infrared lamps; arclamps.
853910 Sealed beam lamp units
853921 Tungsten halogen
853922 Other, of a power not exceeding 200 W and for a voltage exceeding 100 V
853929 Other
853931 Fluorescent, hot cathode
853932 Mercury or sodium vapour lamps; metal halide lamps
853939 Other
853990 Parts
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8511 Electrical ignition or starting equipment of a kind used for sparkignition or compressionignition internal combustion engines (for example, ignition magnetos, magnetodynamos, ignition coils, sparking plugs and glow plugs, starter motors); generators (f
851110 Sparking plugs
851130 Distributors; ignition coils
851140 Starter motors and dual purpose startergenerators
851150 Other generators
851180 Other equipment
851190 Parts
8512 Electrical lighting or signalling equipment (excluding articles of heading 85.39), windscreen wipers, defrosters and demisters, of a kind used for cycles or motor vehicles.
851220 Other lighting or visual signalling equipment
851290 Parts
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
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.
854140 Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes
854150 Other semiconductor devices
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841920 Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilisers
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9025 Hydrometers and similar floating instruments, thermometers, pyrometers, barometers, hygrometers and psychrometers, recording or not, and any combination of these instruments.
902511 Liquidfilled, for direct reading
902519 Other
902580 Other instruments
9026 Instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking the flow, level, pressure or other variables of liquids or gases (for example, flow meters, level gauges, manometers, heat meters), excluding instruments and apparatus of heading 90.14, 90.15, 90.28 or 9
902610 For measuring or checking the flow or level of liquids
902620 For measuring or checking pressure
902680 Other instruments or apparatus
902690 Parts and accessories
9032 Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus.
903210 Thermostats
903281 Hydraulic or pneumatic
903289 Other
903290 Parts and accessories
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870120 Road tractors for semitrailers
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870490 Other
8706 Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870600 Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870810 Bumpers and parts thereof
870830 Brakes and servobrakes; parts thereof
870870 Road wheels and parts and accessories thereof
870893 Clutches and parts thereof
870895 Safety airbags with inflater system; parts thereof
870899 Other
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870821 Safety seat belts
870829 Other
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871631 Tanker trailers and tanker semitrailers
871639 Other
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871680 Other vehicles

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