ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Jun 2018
The Brazilian government temporarily eliminated the import duties on 15 IT and telecommunications products.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 37 de 5 de Junho de 2018. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2034-resolucao-n-37-de-05-de-junho-de-2018
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 5 June 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution No. 37 eliminating the import tariffs on 15 IT and telecommunications products enclosed in 9 eight-digits tariff lines. According to the WTO database, previous duties ranged between 5% and 1123% depending on the product. These values apply until 31 December 2019.
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. 38 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related state act). Both resolutions produce 242 ex-tarifários.
Resolution 37 issued by Camex on 5 June 2018, also revoked the temporary decreased import duty set in previous resolutions adopted by Camex. As a consequence, the import duties of products enclosed under NCM 8543.70.99 has increased from 0% to 558% (please see related state acts).
The new tariff applies from 5 June 2018.