ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Feb 2021

The government of Brazil reduced the import duty set on eleven products for a certain quota.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Brazil. Diário Oficial da União. Resoluçao Gecex Nº 161 de 22 de fevereiro de 2021. Available at: https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-gecex-n-161-de-22-de-fevereiro-de-2021-304694676

WTO Tariff Download Facility (Retrieved on 15/09/2020). Available at: http://tariffdata.wto.org/

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 80/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82640_DIR_080-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%202903.15.00%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 81/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82644_DIR_081-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%203911.90.29%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 82/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82648_DIR_082-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%203919.90.90%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 84/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82654_DIR_084-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%202909.60.20%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 85/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82660_DIR_085-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%202921.51.33%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 86/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82677_DIR_086-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%203215.90.00%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 87/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82678_DIR_087-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%203802.10.00%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 88/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82679_DIR_088-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%203919.90.90%20BR.pdf

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 89/2020. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/82680_DIR_089-2020_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%206815.10.90%20BR-urg.pdf

Inception date: 02 Mar 2021 | Removal date: 01 Mar 2022

Import tariff quota

On 22 February 2021, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (GECEX) issued Resolution No. 161 approving new temporary tariff-rate quotas on several goods. Concretely, the new regulation established new import tariff quotas on certain carbon fibres; ethylene dichloride; certain peroxides; for certain amine function compounds; ink, except for printing; activated carbon of the types used as filter media in tanks for the adsorption of fuel vapours in motor vehicles; aliphatic polyisocyanate; certain polyurethane laminates; certain polyethene terephthalate laminates; high tenacity polyester multifilament yarns of 1,000 Dtex or more and less than or equal to 1,200 Dtex; and high tenacity polyester yarn, with a title equal to or greater than 1,100 Dtex and less than or equal to 1,160 Dtex.

The affected products were classified under tariff subheadings NCM 6815.10.90, 2903.15.00. 2909.60.20, 2921.51.33, 3215.90.00, 3802.10.00, 3911.90.29, 3919.90.90, and 5402.20.00.

The new import tariff quotas were established as it follows:

  • For certain carbon fibres classified under tariff line NCM 6815.10.90 the import tariff was reduced from 6% to 0% for a quota of 2.530 tonnes for a period of 180 days;
  • For ethylene dichloride classified under tariff line NCM 2903.15.00 the import tariff was reduced from 10% to 0% for a quota of 400,000 tonnes for a period of 365 days;
  • For certain peroxides classified under tariff subheading NCM 2909.60.20 the import tariff was reduced from 6% to 0% for a quota of 300 tonnes for a period of 365 days;
  • For certain amine function compounds, classified under tariff line NCM 2921.51.33 the import tariff was reduced from 4.7% to 0% for a quota of 10,440 million doses for a period of 365 days;
  • For ink, except for printing classified under tariff subheading NCM 3215.90.00, the import tariff was reduced from 14% to 0% for a quota of 800 tonnes and a period of 365 days;
  • For activated carbon of the types used as filter media in tanks for the adsorption of fuel vapours in motor vehicles classified under tariff subheading NCM 3802.10.00, the import tariff was reduced from 12% to 0% for a quota of 1,500 tonnes and a period of 365 days;
  • For aliphatic polyisocyanate classified under tariff subheading NCM 3911.90.29, the import tariff was reduced from 5.7% to 0% for a quota of 30,000 tonnes and a period of 365 days;
  • For certain polyurethane laminates classified under tariff subheading NCM 3919.90.90, the import tariff was reduced from 16% to 0% for a quota of 30 tonnes and a period of 365 days;
  • For certain polyethene terephthalate laminates classified under tariff subheading NCM 3919.90.90, the import tariff was reduced from 16% to 0% for a quota of 300 tonnes and a period of 365 days;
  • For high tenacity polyester multifilament yarns of 1,000 Dtex or more and less than or equal to 1,200 Dtex classified under tariff line NCM 5402.20.00, the import tariff was reduced from 18% to 0% for a quota of 2,000 tonnes and a period of 365 days; and
  • For high tenacity polyester yarn, with a title equal to or greater than 1,100 Dtex and less than or equal to 1,160 Dtex classified under tariff line NCM 5402.20.00, the import tariff was reduced from 18% to 0% for a quota of 688 tonnes and a period of 365 days.

Previously to this legislation, none of the affected HS Codes enjoyed a tariff-rate quota.

The allowance to temporarily establish and renew the above-mentioned import tariff quota was announced on Directives 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89/20 issued by the Trade Commission of MERCOSUR.

GECEX Resolution No. 161 entered into force on 2 March 2021.

Update

On 29 December 2021, the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (GECEX) issued Resolution No. 293 increasing the in-volume quota for high tenacity polyester multifilament yarns classified under NCM 5402.20.00 (see related state act). The new in-volume quota applies as of 14 January 2022.