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Import tariff quota
On 2 May 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution No. 32 eliminating the import tariff on Duloxetine Hydrochloride and Potassium Clavulanate (NCM 3003.90.89 Ex 001 and Ex 002) for a quota of 48,000 tonnes divided equally between the two goods. According to the WTO database, the applicable import duty outside the quota is 10.53%. This new import tariff-rate quota applies for twelve months. Previously to this announcement, no import duty quota applied to these products.
This import duty reduction was done in the context of the Mercosur Decision CMC no. 26/15 and this tariff line is enclosed in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC).
List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff
The tariff codes were included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur. LETEC 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. 26/15 gives Brazil the right to maintain a LETEC of 100 codes based on the NCM until 31 December 2021.
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