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: 27 May 2015 | Removal date: 25 Dec 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 26 May 2015, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 51 lowering the import tariff on two tariff codes belonging to the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) until 31 December 2015:

  • Equipment for theme parks (NCM 9508.90.90), import duty decreased from 20% to 0%
  • Female contraception (NCM 4014.10.00), import duty decreased from 10% to 0%

 
The goods 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 this restriction, Brazil had to remove the following goods from the LETEC:

  • Plates and signs (NCM 3005.10.90): duty increased to its original 12%
  • Railway tires and shafts (NCM 8607.19.90): duty increased to its original 14%

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

352 Pharmaceutical products
3005 Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes.
300510 Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer
495 Railway & tramway locomotives & rolling stock; parts
8607 Parts of railway or tramway locomotives or rollingstock.
860719 Other, including parts

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