ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Jun 2013In June 2013, the government of Brazil announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Camex Resolution no. 46 of 21 June 2013, published in Official Gazette of 24 June 2013: http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1079
Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade; press release of 24 June 2013 (in Portuguese): http://www.mdic.gov.br/sitio/interna/noticia.php?area=1¬icia=12481
On 24 June 2013, the Government of Brazil announced the temporary tariff reduction of the ad-valorem import duty applicable to 182 capital goods of which 165 are new and 17 have been renewed.
The Brazilian legislation, through the "ex-tarifários" regime authorizes 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 determines the temporary application of a 2% ad-valorem import duty for goods classified under 217 codes of the following Chapters of MERCOSUR's Harmonized Tariff System: 84, 85, 87, 89 and 90.
The measure is effective from 24 June 2013 until 31 December 2014.