ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Apr 2013In April 2013, the government of Brazil announced a change to the import-specific domestic duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Camex Resolution no. 23 of 3 April 2013, published in Official Gazette of 4 April 2013: http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1050
Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade (MDIC); press release of 4 April 2013 (in Portuguese): http://www.mdic.gov.br/sitio/interna/noticia.php?area=1¬icia=12296
On 4 April 2013, the Government of Brazil announced the temporary tariff reduction of the ad-valorem import duty applicable to certain glass fiber parts for water slides.
The Brazilian legislation, through the "ex-tarifarios" regime, authorises the temporary reduction of the ad-valorem import duty of capital and information technology goods, its parts, pieces and components. This temporary reduction may take place whenever it is found that there is no domestic production of these goods. To implement these reductions, the Brazilian authorities are allowed to create new tariff positions.
Through this resolution, the Brazilian Government determined the temporary application of a 0% ad-valorem import duty for 7 goods are classified in the following item of the MERCOSUR´s Harmonized Tariff System as 9508.9090.