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: 24 Sep 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Tax or social insurance relief

On 24 September 2013, the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, adopted Decree no. 416 which temporarily eliminates the Value Added Tax (VAT) on imports of personal hygiene products:

  • Soap, 10'000'000 units
  • Toilet paper, 49'375'000 units
  • Diapers, 21'400'000 untis
  • Sanitary towels, 50'000'000 units
  • Tooth paste, 3'000'000 units

 
The measure entered into force on 24 September 2013 and lasts for a year.
 
The measure is classified as green, as it does not discriminate against any particular trading partner.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4818 Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serv
481810 Toilet paper
481820 Handkerchiefs, cleansing or facial tissues and towels
481830 Tablecloths and serviettes
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3306 Preparations for oral or dental hygiene, including denture fixative pastes and powders; yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss), in individual retail packages.
330610 Dentifrices
330620 Yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss)
330690 Other
3401 Soap; organic surfaceactive products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; organic surfaceactive products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or c
340111 For toilet use (including medicated products)
340119 Other
340120 Soap in other forms
340130 Organic surfaceactive products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap

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