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: 02 Sep 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On 1 September 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 85 decreasing the import tariff on 9 tariff codes related to information technology goods to 2%. Out of the 9 items, 8 are new while the remaining 1 has been renewed. The measure took effect on 2 September 2015 and lasts until 31 December 2017.
 
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. 86 which reduces the tariff on capital goods (see measure no. 9787 under Related Measures). According to Camex, the imported IT and capital goods are worth USD 635 million and related to projects worth USD 2.9billion.
 
The main sectors affected by the imports are railway (50.16); energy (21.92); services (12.75); petrochemical (2.69); naval/nautical (2.69); logistics (2.16), and Capital Goods (1.03). The goods will be imported from the USA (35.95), China (25,666%), UK (12.29), France (6.28), and Germany (5.82). The beneficiaries are the federal states of Săo Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeira, Minas Gerais, and Ceará.

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.
844399 Other
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847329 Other
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
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
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.
854130 Thyristors, diacs and triacs, other than photosensitive devices
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
903089 Other

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