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: 23 Dec 2016 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On December 22, 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 133 decreasing the import tariff on nine products from the IT and telecommunications sector. The new duty was reduced from 16%, 14%, 12% and 6% to 2% depending on the product. This state act entered into force on December 23, 2016, and was meant to be in force until December 31, 2018,  however, on August 16, 2017, CAMEX issued Resolution 64, introducing a new duty (see related state acts).

Ex-tarifário regime
The tariffs were reduced under Brazil's ex-tarifário regime, which allows temporary customs duty exceptions under 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 additionally introduced simultaneously with Camex Resolution No. 134 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related state acts).  Both resolutions produce 315 ex-tarifários.

 

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.
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
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
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
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
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9032 Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus.
903289 Other

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