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: 24 Jun 2016 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On 23 June 2016 the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 47 decreasing the import tariff on a number of products related to capital goods to 2%.

The measure entered into force on 24 June 2016 and is in force until 31 December 2016 or 31 December 2017 depending on the subject good.
Additionally the Resolution removes two goods from the ex-tarifário regime falling under tariff heading 8428.39.90 Ex 133 and 8517.62.49 Ex 018. Such goods will no longer have an import tariff of 2%.

On the same day Resolution No. 55 additionally reduces the import tariff on a number of products related to capital goods, see related measure. The Camex Resolutions No. 47 and 55 reduced the import tariff on a total 769 products related to capital goods. Of these goods 443 are extended and the remaining 326 are new.
 
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. 48 and 56 that reduces the tariff on IT goods (see related measures). All four produce 811 ex-tarifários.
 
Affected sectors and countries of origin according to Camex
The main affected sectors by all four measures are energy (25.07%); capital goods (14.86%); rail (11.49%); services (5.82%); food (4.48%); medical and hospital (3.76%) and mining (3.73%).
The products' country of origin by all four measures are China (33.65%); United States (19.81%); Germany (14.68%); Italy (6.96%); Austria (3.57%); Sweden (3.32%); Switzerland (3.17%); France (2.16%) and the Netherlands (1.98%).
Affected trading partners are identified based on UN Comtrade's import data from 2014.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8428 Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery (for example, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).
842839 Other
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

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