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Inception date: 06 Mar 2015 | Removal date: 04 Dec 2015
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Import tariff

On 5 March 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 11 decreasing the import tariff on 27 tariff codes belonging to the IT-sector from 16% to 2%. For 15 codes the reduced tariff is new, while for the remaining 12 it was extended. The measure which took effect on 6 March 2015 lasts until 31 December 2015.
The tariffs were reduced under Brazil's ex-tarifário scheme which allows for a temporary customs duty exception to the Mercosur Common External Tariff on capital and IT goods. Such an exception can be invoked in case the good in question has no domestically produced equivalent. The goal of this is to restructure Brazil's industrial park and infrastructure services (see WTO Trade Policy Review).
The measure was introduced simultaneously with Camex Resolution no. 12 which reduces the tariff on capital goods (see 'Related Measures' or measure Nr. 8756). According to Camex, both measures produce 289 ex-tarifários representing global investments worth USD 2,012 billion and USD 416 million of imported goods involved in those projects.
The main affected sectors are civil construction (36.48), railway (22.72) as well ast the iron and steel industry (11.09). The products' main countries of origin are the USA (19.47), Japan (15.11), Germany (13.96) and France (10.35). The imported products will be used for, amongst others, the construction of metro lines, production of trains and installation of plants for the supply of sodium chloride and oxygen gas.




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.
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output 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
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
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
8531 Electric sound or visual signalling apparatus (for example, bells, sirens, indicator panels, burglar or fire alarms), other than those of heading 85.12 or 85.30.
853120 Indicator panels incorporating liquid crystal devices (LCD) or light emitting diodes (LED)
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
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
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852851 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
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
903040 Other instruments and apparatus, specially designed for telecommunications (for example, crosstalk meters, gain measuring instruments, distortion factor meters, psophometers)
9032 Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus.
903289 Other

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