ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Jan 2010In January 2010, the Mercosure members announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Mercosur, CMC (Consejo del Mercado Com?n) Decision no. 27/09 of 7 December 2009: http://gd.mercosur.int/SAM/GestDoc/PubWeb.nsf/OpenFile?OpenAgent&base=SAM/GestDoc/DocOfic0Arch.nsf&id=832579C700726F0D032576880063EC32&archivo=DEC_027-2009_ES_Confecciones.pdf
Mercosur, overview of the incorporation of CMC Decision no. 027/2009 into national laws: http://www.mercosur.int/innovaportal/v/1027/2/innova.front/decisiones-2009
Uruguayan Ministry of Finance and Economy, Decree no. 63 of 19 February 2010, published in the Official Gazette on 9 March 2010: http://archivo.presidencia.gub.uy/_web/decretos/2010/02/4198%20.pdf
Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade (Camex), Resolution no. 82 of 15 December 2009, published in the Official Gazette of 16 December 2009: http://camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/595
By decision 27/2009, the Mercosur members have raised import tariffs on travel goods, handbags, wallets, and jewelry cases made of leather.
The new tariff of 35 percent was imposed on 31 January 2010, at the latest.
Paraguay and Uruguay have waived the stated measure. However, Uruguay adopted the measure on 9 March 2010.
Brazil incorporated the tariffs on 1 January 2010.