ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Jul 2017
The Government of Brazil announced a temporary decrease in the import tariffs on 791 capital goods.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 51, de 5 de Julho de 2017. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1874-resolucao-n-51-de-5-de-julho-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
On July 5, 2017, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 51 decreasing the import tariff on 791 capital goods. The new duty was reduced to 2%, and 0% depending on the product. This state act is in force until December 31, 2017, June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, depending on the capital good.
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. 50 that reduces the tariff on IT products (see related state acts). Both resolutions produce 865 ex-tarifários.
On 5 June 2018, the Camex issued Resolution 38 revoking from July 1, the temporary import duty decrease set on tariff lines NCM 8407.21.90 and 8407.29.90 (please, see related estate acts).