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: 02 Feb 2015 | Removal date: 02 Jan 2016
Still in force

Import tariff

On 30 January 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 7 decreasing the import tariff on 10 tariff codes belonging to the IT-sector from 16% to 2% until 31 December 2015. The measure took effect on 2 February 2015 for goods classified under the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) 8443, 8471, 8517, 8541 and 9032.
 
The tariffs were reduced unter Bazil's ex-tarifário policy which represents a temporary tariff exception to the Mercosur Common External Tariff regarding capital or IT goods. Such an exception can be invoked in case Mercosur has a shortage or no domestically produced equivalent of the good in question. The objective of this is to restructure Brazil's industrial park and infrastructure services by incentivizing investments in capital or IT goods (see WTO Trade Policy Review).

 
The measure was introduced simultaneously with Camex Resolution no. 8 which reduces the tariffs on capital goods (see 'Related Measures' or measure Nr. 8734). According to Camex, both measures produce 445 ex-tarifários representing USD 1 billion of imported goods and projects worth USD 1.4billion. The main sectors affected by the investments are capital goods (19.51, nutrition (9.39, petrochemicals (7.92), cement (6.15), wood and furniture (5.95) and civil construction (5.80). The goods' main countries of origin are the USA (32.78), Germany (25.81), Italy (13.16), China (6.66) and the Netherlands (4.09).

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
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.
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
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.
854160 Mounted piezoelectric crystals
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
9032 Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus.
903289 Other

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