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: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 31 March 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 18 decreasing the import tariffs on coffee (roasted or ground) as well as on coffee and tea machines.
 
The goods' tariffs are classifiable under Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) 0901.21.00 and 8516.71.00 and were reduced from 10% to 0% and 20% to 0%, respectively. The measure took effect on 1 April 2015.
 
The tariff codes were included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur, which is a mechanism that allows member states of Mercosur to apply customs duties that are lower or higher than otherwise listed in the Mercosur Common External Tariff schedule. However, the tariffs shall not surpass the ceilings given by the WTO. Mercosur Decision CMC no. 58/10 gives Brazil the right to maintain a list of 100 codes based on the Mercosur Common Nomencalture (NCM) until 31 December 2015.
 
Due to the restriction, Brazil had to retrieve one item from the LETEC, which were certain types of toys, classifiable under NCM 9503.00.99.

Update
On 3 July 2018, CAMEX issued Resolution 46 modifying the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur, as a result, NCM 0901.21.00 is no longer part of the list with its consequent import tariff increase (please, see related sate acts).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

239 Food products n.e.c.
0901 Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
090121 Not decaffeinated
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851671 Coffee or tea makers

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