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: 19 Dec 2014 | Removal date: 19 Dec 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 18 December 2014, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 117 decreasing the import tariff on 18 tariff codes belonging to the IT-sector from 16% to 2%. Out of the 18 items, 6 are new while 12 have been renewed. The measure took effect on 19 December 2014 for the tariff lines NCM (Mercosur Common Nomenclature) 8471, 8517, 8536, 8537, 8542 and 8543. The tariff reduction for NCM 8530 and 9030 took effect on 1 January 2015. The measure lasts for both until 31 December 2015.
 
The tariffs were reduced under Brazil's ex-tarifário scheme which allows capital and IT-goods a temporary customs duty exception to the Mercosur Common External Tariff. Such an exception can be invoked in case the good in question has no domestically produced equivalent (see WTO Trade Policy Review).
 
The measure was introduced simultaneously with Camex Resolution no. 118 which reduces the tariffs on capital goods (see 'Related Measures' or measure Nr. 8716).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847170 Storage units
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
853650 Other switches
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
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8530 Electrical signalling, safety or traffic control equipment for railways, tramways, roads, inland waterways, parking facilities, port installations or airfields (other than those of heading 86.08).
853010 Equipment for railways or tramways
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).
853224 Ceramic dielectric, multilayer
8542 Electronic integrated circuits.
854233 Amplifiers
854239 Other
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 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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