ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Jul 2019
The Brazilian Government temporarily eliminated the import duties on 261 capital goods enclosed in 136 eight-digits tariff lines.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Gazette of Brazil. Diário Oficial da União. Portaria N. 510, de 26 de Julho de 2019. Available at: http://www.in.gov.br/web/dou/-/portaria-n-510-de-26-de-julho-de-2019-208542262
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
On 26 July 2019, the Special Secretary for International Trade and Foreign Affairs of Brazil has adopted Ordinance No. 510 eliminating temporarily the import tariffs on 261 capital goods represented by 135 eight-digit tariff lines.
According to the WTO database, previous duties ranged between 3.5% and 15% depending on the product.
The new import duty has entered into force on 2 August 2019 and applies until 31 December 2021.
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. 511 that reduces the tariff on IT and telecommunications goods (see related state act). Both resolutions produce 281 ex-tarifários.
On 30 December 2019, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) adopted Resolution No. 30 revoking the duty-free concession granted to the ex-tarifário nº 548 classified under NCM 8428.90.90. The new import duty entered into force on 9 January 2020 (please, see related state acts).
On 25 August 2020, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) adopted Resolution No. 78 revoking the duty-free concession granted to the ex-tarifário nº 097 classified under NCM 8474.10.00. The new import duty entered into force on 1 September 2020 (please, see related state acts).
On 22 October 2020, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Gecex) issued Resolution No. 106 eliminating certain ex-tarifários from the list of capital goods subject to duty-free import tariffs. Concretely, ex-tarifário 031 classified under tariff line 8439.10.30 was removed. The new regulation entered into force on 1 November 2020 (see related state acts).