ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Jul 2015

The Common Market Council of MERCOSUR temporarily allows the Member States to increase import tariffs above the Common External Tariff.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

OAS Foreign Trade Information System. Sistema de Información de Comercio Exterior de la OAS. MERCOSUR/CMC/DEC. Nº 27/15. Available at: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRS/Decisions/DEC_027-2015_s.pdf

Update December 2021
MERCOSUR. Normative, Decisions. "Decisión 9/2021: ACCIONES PUNTUALES EN EL AMBITO ARANCELARIO POR RAZONES DE DESEQUILIBRIOS COMERCIALES DERIVADOS DE LA COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA INTERNACIONAL". 13/12/2021. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/87471_DEC_009-2021_ES_%20Acciones%20Puntuales%20Deseq%20Comerciales.pdf

Inception date: 16 Jul 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2028

Import tariff

On July 16, 2015, the Council of the Common Market of Mercosur issued Decision no. 27/15, allowing member states to temporarily increase their import tariffs above the Common External Tariff for imports from outside the Mercosur common market.

Member states can invoke this provision for up to 100 NCM tariff lines, for a maximum - but renewable - duration of twelve months.

This decision has to be incorporated to the Member State's legal systems before November 1, 2015, and will cease to be in force on 31 December 2021.

Update

On 13 December 2021, the Council of the Common Market of Mercosur adopted Decision No. 09/21 extending the present measure until 31 December 2028.

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