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.

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1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

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

Inception date: 15 Nov 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff quota

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.

 
Update
On 13 November 2019, CAMEX Resolution 10 was published on the Official Gazette announcing the implementation of this measure that has entered into force on 15 November 2019.
 
On 17 June 2020, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution 53 temporarily approving an additional quota of 450,000 tonnes that can be imported with a duty-free import tariff, see related state acts.. 

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