ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Jun 2018
The Government of Brazil changed the import duties on 385 capital goods.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 44 de 28 de Junho de 2018. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2050-resolucao-n-44-de-28-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 28 June 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution No. 44 eliminating the import tariffs on 385 capital goods enclosed in 202 eight-digits tariff lines. According to the WTO database, previous duties ranged between 5% and 16.22% depending on the product. These values enter into force on 28 June 2018 and 1 July 2018 and apply until 31 December 2019, depending on the product.
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. 44 that reduces the tariff on IT and telecommunications products (see related state act). Both resolutions produce 413 ex-tarifários.