ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Dec 2013

On 3 December 2013, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) announced the import tariff reduction on human factor concentrates and the tariff increase on sevoflurane, an anesthetic. The details on the tariff changes are listed below. The measure, Camex resolution no. 102, came into power with its publication in the Official Gazette on 5 December 2013.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Camex press release of 5 December 2013 (in Portuguese): http://www.camex.gov.br/noticias/ler/item/390

Camex resolution no. 102 of 3 December 2013 (in Portuguese): http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=3&data=05/12/2013


Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services of Brazil. Ministério da Industria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços. Lista de Exceções à TEC. Available at: http://www.mdic.gov.br/legislacao/9-assuntos/categ-comercio-exterior/391-certificado-form-61

Inception date: 05 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Tariff increase from 8% to 14% (as of 5 December 2013): Sevoflurane (NCM 3004.90.99, Ex 021).

List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff 
The tariff codes were included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur, which is a mechanism that allows member states of Mercosur to apply customs duties that are lower or higher than otherwise listed in the Mercosur Common External Tariff schedule.

However, the tariffs shall not surpass the ceilings given by the WTO. Mercosur Decision CMC no. 26/15 gives Brazil the right to maintain a list of 100 codes based on the Mercosur Common Nomenclature until 31 December 2021.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 05 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Tariff reduction from 2% to 0% (as of 5 December 2013): Factor concentrate VIII, recombinant coagulation (NCM 3002.10.39, Ex 028) Factor concentrate IX (NCM 3002.10.39, Ex 029) Von Willebrand factor (NCM 3002.10.39, Ex 030) Tariff reduction from 2% to 0% (as of 1 January 2014): Factor concentrate VIII (NCM 3002.10.39, Ex 031).

List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff 
The tariff codes were included in the List of Exceptions to the Common External Tariff (LETEC) of Mercosur, which is a mechanism that allows member states of Mercosur to apply customs duties that are lower or higher than otherwise listed in the Mercosur Common External Tariff schedule.

However, the tariffs shall not surpass the ceilings given by the WTO. Mercosur Decision CMC no. 26/15 gives Brazil the right to maintain a list of 100 codes based on the Mercosur Common Nomenclature until 31 December 2021.