ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Feb 2012In February 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Camex Resolution no. 9 of 10 February 2012, published in Official Gazette of 13 February 2012: http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/877
On February 13, 2012, the Government of Brazil announced the temporary tariff reduction of the ad-valorem import duty applicable to four telecommunications and information technology goods.
The Brazilian legislation, through the "ex-tarifarios" regime authorizes the temporary reduction of the ad-valorem import duty of capital and information technology goods, its parts, pieces and components. This temporary reduction may take place whenever it is found that there is no domestic production of these goods. To implement these reductions, the Brazilian authorities are allowed to create new tariff positions. Through this resolution, the Brazilian Government determines the temporary application of a 2% ad-valorem import duty for the four telecommunications and information technology goods classified in chapters 85 and 90 of the Harmonized Tariff System.
The reduction shall be in place until 30 June 2013.