ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Jul 2015

The Common Market Council of Mercosur modified the External Common Tariff changing the import duties on dairy products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jul 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2023

Import tariff

On 16 July 2015, the Common Market Council of Mercosur (Consejo Mercado Común del Mercosur) issued Decision No. 30/15 temporarily increasing the import tariff on dairy products corresponding to tariff lines 0402, 0404 and 0406 to 28%. Previously, according to the information provided by the WTO for import tariffs on the member states of MERCOSUR, import duties on these products range from 14% to 24%.

This new import duty is to be in force until December 31, 2023. A similar import duty was imposed on Members State until December 31, 2014.

In the case of Paraguay, the country is allowed to implement its own import duty while in the case of Venezuela, for tariff lines 0402.10.90, 0402.21.10, 0402.21.20, 0402.29.10, 0402.29.20, 0406.10.10 the country can maintain its own import duties.

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