IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 10 Nov 2016 | Removal date: 09 Jul 2018
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On November 8, 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 109 reducing to 2% the import tariffs for a certain quota on soda lye, certain printing inks, polycarbonates, ethylene terephthalate, certain amino-resins, certain plastics, certain synthetic filament yarns and acrylic modacrylic synthetic filament yarns (NCM 2815.12.00, 3215.19.00, 3907.40.90, 3907.60.00, 3909.30.20, 3920.91.00, 5402.47.10 and 5501.30.00). The previously import tariffs on these tariff lines were set at 12%, 14%, 16% and 18% depending on the product.

The total duration of this measure is twelve months and the new quotas we established as follows:

  • NCM 2815.12.00: 180,000 tonnes
  • NCM 3215.19.00: 924 tonnes
  • NCM 3907.40.90: 35,040 tonnes
  • NCM 3907.60.00: 20,000 tonnes
  • NCM 3909.30.20: 105,000 tonnes
  • NCM 3920.91.00: 11,130,250 kg
  • NCM 5402.47.10: 2,200 tonnes
  • NCM 5501.30.00: 4,800 tonnes

In addition, this resolution also established a duty-free import tariff quota on antisera and other blood fractions (NCM 3002.10.37), under an import quota of 556,080 flasks of 10 g for a period of twelve months. The previous import duty was set at 4%.

List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff
The good was 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 on a number of products 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.

Update

On December 29, 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 138 updating the list of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff and modifying the duration of the tariff quotas established on certain printing inks, polycarbonates and ethylene terephthalate (NCM 3215.19.00, 3907.40.90 and 3907.61.00). The new law established the same quotas above-mentioned for a twelve-months period but starting on January 1, 2017.

On May 10, 2017, the Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade issued Ordinance  No. 16 updating the list of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff and modifying the duration of the tariff quotas established on certain plastics and acrylic modacrylic synthetic filament yarns (NCM 3920.91.00 and 5501.30.00). The new law established the same quotas above-mentioned for a twelve-months period but starting on May 10, 2017. In the same state act, one more tariff line was modified (see related state acts).

On July 5, 2017, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 49 updating the list of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff and modifying the duration of the tariff quotas established on soda lye (NCM 2815.12.00). The new law established the same quotas above-mentioned for a twelve-months period but starting on July 10, 2017.

On April 24, 2018, the CAMEX issued Resolution 27 revocating the import tariff quota set on certain plastics classified under NCM 3920.91.00 (please, see related state acts)

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2815 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
281512 In aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)
347 Plastics in primary forms
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390740 Polycarbonates
390760 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
3909 Aminoresins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms.
390930 Other aminoresins
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3215 Printing ink, writing or drawing ink and other inks, whether or not concentrated or solid.
321519 Other
352 Pharmaceutical products
3002 Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micr
300210 Antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes
355 Man-made fibres
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540247 Other, of polyesters
5501 Synthetic filament tow.
550130 Acrylic or modacrylic
363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3920 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, noncellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials.
392091 Of poly(vinyl butyral)

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