ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Jul 2013

The Chilean Government has reduced the duties on the import of sugar by establishing applicable reductions on the import tariffs on raw and refined sugar.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Public Finance Ministry. Ministerio de Hacienda. Decreto Exento 232/2013. Aplica rebajas de derechos de aduana para la importación de azúcar cruda, azúcar refinada grados 1 y 2, y azúcar refinada grados 3 y 4, y subestándares. http://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=1053179

Inception date: 01 Aug 2013 | Removal date: 31 Aug 2013

Import tariff

On July 29, 2013, the Chilean Ministry of Public Finance passed the Exempt Decree 232 to establish new applicable discounts on customs duties on sugar for a one-month period starting on August 1, 2013. The new law established different reductions on the ad valorem customs duties. The applicable discounts were USD 233.30 per tonne in refined sugars qualified as Grade 1 or 2 and USD 149.74 per tonne in refined sugars qualified as Grade 3, 4 and other substandard. The previously applicable discounts were USD 213.17 and USD 142.24 per tonne respectively.

The objective of this decree is to establish a relative margin for internal prices to fluctuate in comparison to the international market.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Aug 2013 | Removal date: 31 Aug 2013

Import tariff

On July 29, 2013, the Chilean Ministry of Public Finance passed the Exempt Decree 232 to establish new applicable discounts on customs duties on sugar for a one-month period starting on August 1, 2013. The new law established different reductions on the ad valorem customs duties. The applicable discount per tonne of raw sugar was USD 94.03. The previously applicable discount was USD 94.95 per tonne.

The objective of this decree is to establish a relative margin for internal prices to fluctuate in comparison to the international market.