ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Feb 2020
The Government of Brazil eliminated the import duties on 41 IT and telecommunications products enclosed in 23 eight-digits tariff lines.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Gazette. Diário Oficial da União. Órgão: Ministério da Economia/Câmara de Comércio Exterior/Comitê-Executivo de Gestão. Publicado em: 03/02/2020. Resoluçao No. 10 de 30 de Janeiro de 2020. Available at: http://www.in.gov.br/web/dou/-/resolucao-n-10-de-30-de-janeiro-de-2020-241100349
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 3 February 2020, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) adopted Resolution No. 10 eliminating the import tariffs on 41 IT and telecommunications products enclosed in 23 eight-digit tariff lines. According to the WTO database, previous applicable duties ranged between 4.44% and 16% depending on the product.
The new import duty entered into force on 10 February 2020 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 Camex Resolution No. 11 that reduces the tariff on capital goods (see related state act). Both resolutions produce 282 ex-tarifários.
On 16 July 2020, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) issued Resolution No. 70 eliminating ex-tarifário 059 classified under tariff line 9030.89.90 from this list and replacing it with another one. The new regulation entered into force on 1 August 2020 (please, see related state acts).
On 11 February 2021, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Gecex) issued Resolution No. 156 removing from the list of IT and telecommunication products exempted from import tariff ex-tarifário classified under tariff line NCM 8471.70.19. The affected product was granted duty-free status as they were added to the consolidated list of products enclosed under Camex Resolution Nº 10 of 2020. With the changes introduced, the affected products no longer enjoy an import tariff exemption. The new changes entered into force on 19 February 2021 (please, see related state acts).