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

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

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

Official Gazette. Diário Oficial da União. Órgão: Ministério da Economia/Câmara de Comércio Exterior/Comitê-Executivo de Gestão. Resoluçao No. 104 de 20 de outubro de 2020. Available at: https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-gecex-n-104-de-20-de-outubro-de-2020-283997356

Official Gazette. Diário Oficial da União. Órgão: Ministério da Economia/Câmara de Comércio Exterior/Comitê-Executivo de Gestão. Resoluçao No. 133 de 24 de dezembro de 2020. Available at: https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-gecex-n-133-de-24-de-dezembro-de-2020-296814032

Official Gazette. Diário Oficial da União. Órgão: Ministério da Economia/Câmara de Comércio Exterior/Comitê-Executivo de Gestão. "RESOLUÇÃO GECEX Nº 318, DE 24 DE MARÇO DE 2022, Altera a Resolução Gecex nº 272, de 19 de novembro de 2021, que altera a Nomenclatura Comum do Mercosul - NCM e a Tarifa Externa Comum - TEC para adaptação às modificações do Sistema Harmonizado (SH-2022)". 24/03/2022. Available at: https://in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-gecex-n-318-de-24-de-marco-de-2022-388323757

Inception date: 27 Aug 2020 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2022

Import tariff

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.

 

Update
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.

On 20 October 2020, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber issued Resolution Nº 104 extending the application of Camex Resolution Nº 17 and its amendments until 31 December 2020.

On 24 December 2020, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber issued Resolution Nº 133 extending the application of Camex Resolution Nº 17 and its amendments until 30 June 2021.

On 25 May 2021, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber issued Resolution Nº 204 extending the application of Camex Resolution Nº 17 and its amendments until 31 December 2021.

On 19 November 2021, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber issued Resolution Nº 273 extending the application of Camex Resolution Nº 17 and its amendments until 30 June 2022.

On 24 March 2022, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber issued Resolution Nº 318 replacing Resolution Nº 17 of March 2020 and its amendments. The new COVID-19 list is now included in Annex VII of Resolution N° 272 of November 2021.

On 20 June 2022, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (GECEX) issued Resolution No. 355 extending the validity of Annex VII of Resolution N° 272 of November 2019 until 31 December 2022.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 27 Aug 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

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.