ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Aug 2020
The Brazilian government amended the list of products related to the Coronavirus pandemic that are exempted from import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Gazette. Diário Oficial da União. Resoluçao No. 75 de 25 de agosto de 2020 (*). Available at: https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-gecex-n-75-de-25-de-agosto-de-2020-*-274640317
WTO Tariff Download facility, http://tariffdata.wto.org
Official Gazette. Diário Oficial da União. Órgão: Ministério da Economia/Câmara de Comércio Exterior/Comitê-Executivo de Gestão. Resoluçao No. 89 de 16 de setembro de 2020. Available at: https://www.in.gov.br/web/dou/-/resolucao-n-89-de-16-de-setembro-de-2020-277907291
On 25 August 2020, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) adopted Resolution 75, approving the elimination of import duties on 3 products to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
The new list of products has been added to CAMEX Resolution 17 adopted in March 2020 and apply for the duration of that legislation (please, see related state act).
The list of affected products includes certain medical supplies and equipment enclosed in tariff lines 8525.80.19, 8539.49.00 and 9018.90.99. According to the WTO tariff download facility, the previously applicable tariffs were 5.7%, 18% and 9.1% respectively.
Resolution 75 entered into force on 27 August 2020 and applies until 30 September 2020.
On 16 September 2020, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (GECEX) adopted Resolution Nº 89 extending the duration of this regulation until 30 October 2020.
Resolution Nº 75 issued by Camex on 25 August 2020 also revoked the duty-free import tariff set on Ex-tarifário 001 of NCM 2933.49.90 and 001 of NCM 8525.80.19. As a consequence of the change introduced, the import tariff set on these products increased from 0% to 3.5% and 5.7% respectively.
The new import duty entered into force on 27 August 2020.