ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Jan 2018
The Government of Brazil included two chemical products to the List of Exceptions to the Mercosur Common External Tariff (Letec).
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 1, de 15 de Janeiro de 2018. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1964-resolucao-n-01-de-15-de-janeiro-de-2018
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 82, de 25 de Outubro de 2018. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2128-resolucao-n-82-de-25-de-outubro-de-2018
On January 15, 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) issued Resolution 1/2018 eliminating the import duty on two pharmaceutical products: Daclatasvir Dichlorhydrate (NCM 3004.90.69) and Dasatinib (3004.90.79). The previous duty was set at 8%.
List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff
The tariff codes were included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur, which is a mechanism that allows member states of Mercosur to apply customs duties that are lower or higher than otherwise listed in the Mercosur Common External Tariff schedule.
However, the tariffs shall not surpass the ceilings given by the WTO. Mercosur Decision CMC no. 26/15 gives Brazil the right to maintain a list of 100 codes based on the Mercosur Common Nomenclature until 31 December 2021.
On 3 July 2018, CAMEX issued Resolution 46 modifying the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur eliminating NCM 3004.90.69 from the list (please see related state acts).
On 25 October 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council has adopted Resolution 82 revoking 124 resolutions including this one.