ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Jan 2015

The Government of Chile announced new discounts on the import tariffs on raw and refined sugar.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Public Finance Ministry. Ministerio de Hacienda. Decreto Exento 8/2015. 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=1074235

Inception date: 01 Feb 2015 | Removal date: 28 Feb 2015

Import tariff

On January 27, 2015, the Chilean Ministry of Public Finance passed the Exempt Decree 8 to establish new applicable discounts on customs duties on sugar for a one-month period starting on February 1, 2015. The new law established different reductions on the ad valorem customs duties. The applicable discounts were USD 70.50 per tonne of raw sugar; USD 138.34 per tonne in refined sugars qualified as Grade 1 or 2; and USD 97.64 per tonne in refined sugars qualified as Grade 3, 4 and other substandard. The previously applicable discounts were USD 88.62, USD 155.82 and USD 115.50 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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