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: 08 Oct 2014 | Removal date: 07 Jan 2016
Still in force

Import tariff

On 7 October 2014, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 90 decreasing the import tariff on 9 tariff codes related to information technology goods from 16% to 2%. Out of the 9 items, 3 are new while the remaining 6 have been renewed. The measure took effect on 8 October 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. 91 which reduces the tariff on capital goods (see under Related Measures measure no. 9857). According to Camex, both measures represent USD 631 million of imported goods which are related to projects worth USD 5,079 billion.
 
The countries of origin are essentially the USA(28.80), China (15.81), Schottland (13.09), and Spain(11.07). The main sectors benefiting from the reduced tariffs are civil construction (73.35), services (8.30), electronics (3.38), and capital goods (3.08).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847170 Storage units
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
847190 Other
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8543 Electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
854310 Particle accelerators
854320 Signal generators
854330 Machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis
854370 Other machines and apparatus
854390 Parts
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8529 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.25 to 85.28.
852910 Aerials and aerial reflectors of all kinds; parts suitable for use therewith
852990 Other

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