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: 01 Apr 2015 | Removal date: 30 Dec 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 31 March 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 21 decreasing the import tariff on 18 tariff codes belonging to the IT-sector from 16% and 14% to 2%. For 15 codes the reduced tariff is new, while for the remaining three it was extended. The measure which took effect on 1 April 2015 lasts until 31 December 2015.
 
The tariffs were reduced under Brazil's ex-tarifário regime 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. 22 which reduces the tariff on capital goods (see 'Related Measures' or measure Nr. 8757). According to Camex, both measures produce 281 ex-tarifários representing USD 450 million of imported goods and global investments worth USD 2.679 billion.
 
The main affected sectors are civil construction (64.43%), railway (5.38%), metal-mechanic (4.70%), auto parts (4.13%) and nutrition (4.10%). The products' main countries of origin are the USA (23.13%), Germany (17.98%), Italy (12.88%), Spain (10.89%) and Japan (5.29%).
 
The imported products will be used, amongst others, for the construction of a high-voltage transmission line in the North and Northeast Regions, the capacity increase of Niobium alloy production in Minas Gerais as well as for urban mobility, including the implementation of light weight railway vehicles in some municipalities of interior Săo Paulo.

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
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
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)
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

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