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: 30 Apr 2015 | Removal date: 29 Dec 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 29 April 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 29 decreasing the import tariff on 10 tariff codes related to information technology and communication goods from 16% and 10% to 2%. The measure which took effect on 30 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. 30 which reduces the tariff on capital goods (see under Related Measures measure no. 9767). According to Camex, both measures produce 187 ex-tarifários (some new, others extended) representing USD 186 million of imported goods for projects worth USD 1,902 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 Germany (30.63), USA (26.32), Italy (12.92), Japan (9.45), Austria (4.53), Netherlands (3.22), Taiwan (2.85), South Korea (2.84) and Spain (1.65).
 
The imported products will be used for an industrial unit for the production of ammonium and CO2 in Minas Gerais; the increase of engine capacity, also in Minas Gerais; a maize processing facility for the production of Ethanol in Goiás; a pellets production facility in Rio Grande do Sul; the production of photovoltaic components in Săo Paulo for domestic use and exports; and the establishment of a production line of auto body works in Paraná.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

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
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
8534 Printed circuits.
853400 Printed circuits.
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.
854140 Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes
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
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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