ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Aug 2017
The Government of Brazil announced a temporary elimination of the import tariffs on 6 products from the IT and telecommunications sector.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 70, de 21 de Agosto de 2017. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1913-resolucao-n-70-de-21-de-agosto-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 August 21, 2017, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution No. 70 eliminating the import tariff on 6 products from the IT and telecommunications sector. This state act is in force until June 30, 2019. Previous import duties on these products ranged between 11.2% and 15.2%.
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. 69 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related state acts). Both resolutions produce 322 ex-tarifários.