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: 22 Jun 2015 | Removal date: 21 Dec 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 19 June 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 55 decreasing the import tariff on 5 tariff codes related to information technology goods to 2 per cent. The measure took effect on 22 June 2015 and 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. 54 which reduces the tariff on capital goods (see under Related Measures measure no. 9783). According to Camex, the imported IT and capital goods are worth USD 284 million and related to projects of USD 644' 665 million.
 
The main affected sectors are steel (45%), auto-parts (11%), capital goods (7%), naval and nautic (5%) and nutrition (3%). The products' main countries of origin are Spain (27.01), USA(18.88), Canada (8.81), Italy (8.05) and Germany (7.55). The goods will used for industrial projects in the federal states of Ceará, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, and Săo Paulo.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

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
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
8542 Electronic integrated circuits.
854239 Other
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

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