ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Jul 2019

The Brazilian Government temporarily eliminated the import duties on 20 IT and telecommunications products enclosed in 15 eight-digits tariff lines.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

CAMEX. Portaria SECINT NÂș 511, de 26 de Julho de 2019. Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/resolucoes-camex-e-outros-normativos/124-portarias-secint/2290-portaria-secint-n-511-de-26-de-julho-de-2019

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

WTO Tariff Download facility, http://tariffdata.wto.org

Inception date: 02 Aug 2019 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2021

Import tariff

On 26 July 2019, the Special Secretary for International Trade and Foreign Affairs of Brazil has adopted Ordinance No. 511 eliminating temporarily the import tariffs on 20 IT and telecommunications products represented by 15 eight-digit tariff lines.

According to the WTO database, previous duties ranged between 5.47% and 16% depending on the product.

The new import duty has entered into force on 2 August 2019 and applies until 31 December 2021. 

 
Ex-tarifário regime
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 Ordinance No. 510 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related state act). Both resolutions produce 281 ex-tarifários.

Update
On 19 May 2020, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution No. 48 revoking the application of the 0% import duty on tariff line 8471.80.00 starting on 23 May 2020 (please, see related state acts).