ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Oct 2018

The Government of Brazil amended the list of exceptions to the Common Foreign Tariff of MERCOSUR leading to the elimination of the import duties set on certain insecticides. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Brazilian Foreign Trade Council. Câmara de Comércio Exterior. Resolução 77 de 17 de Outubro de 2018. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2121-resolucao-n-77-de-17-de-outubro-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

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

Inception date: 17 Oct 2018 | Removal date: 25 Oct 2018

Import tariff

On 17 October 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (CAMEX) adopted Resolution 77 eliminating the import duty set on insecticides classified under tariffs subheading NCM 3808.69.90. According to the WTO import tariffs database, the previously applicable 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. LETEC 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 LETEC of 100 codes based on the NCM until 31 December 2021.

Update
On 25 October 2018, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council has adopted Resolution 82 revoking 124 resolutions including this one.

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