ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Nov 2019
The Brazilian Government has announced the approval of a duty-free import tariff on wheat that applies for a certain quota.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Últimas Notícias. " Brasil vai importar 750 mil toneladas de trigo por ano com alíquota zero" de 06/11/2019. Available at: http://www.agricultura.gov.br/noticias/brasil-vai-importar-750-mil-toneladas-de-trigo-por-ano-com-aliquota-zero
WTO Tariff Download facility, http://tariffdata.wto.org
Official Gazette of Brazil. Diário Oficial da União. Resoluçao 10 de 12 de Novembro de 2019. Available at: http://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-no-10-de-12-de-novembro-de-2019-227652776
On 6 November 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development of Brazil has announced that it has approved the establishment of a duty-free import tariff quota on wheat. The new import duty will apply to an annual quota of 750,000 tonnes of wheat that is to be distributed among imports from countries with which Brazil has no special tariff treatment for this commodity. Accordingly, previously to this measure, no import tariff quota applicable on a general basis was set on this product.
According to data from the WTO tariff download facility, the applicable import tariff outside the quota is 10% in the cases of wheat in a different form than in seeds classified under tariff lines 100119 and 100199. In the cases of tariff lines 100111 and 100191, the applicable import duty is already 0%.
The introduction of the import tariff quota is the result of a commitment made by the Brazilian Government to the WTO.
This measure applies for an indefinite period.