ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Mar 2017

The Brazilian Government announced a temporary decrease in the import tariffs on 299 capital goods.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 28, de 29 de Março de 2017. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1846-resolucao-n-28-de-29-de-marco-de-2017

WTO. (26 July 2013). Trade Policy Review, Report by the Secretariat, Brazil. Report prepared for the sixth Trade Policy Review of Brazil. Document WT/TPR/S/283/Rev., p. 53, para. 3.38
Available at: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/s283_e.pdf

Inception date: 29 Mar 2017 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2017
Still in force

Import tariff

On March 29, 2017, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution No. 28 decreasing the import tariff on 299 capital goods. The new duty was reduced to 2%. The measure is in force until June 30, 2017; December 31, 2017; and December 31, 2018; depending on the product.

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. 18 that reduces the tariff on IT products (see related state act). Both resolutions produce 318 ex-tarifários.