ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Apr 2012

In April 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change in import tariff quotas.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) press release of 5 April 2012 (in Portuguese): http://www.mdic.gov.br//sitio/interna/noticia.php?area=1&noticia=11433

Camex resolution no. 19 of 4 April 2012, Official Gazette of 5 April 2012, pp. 10-11 (in Portuguese): http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=10&data=05/04/2012

Updated version of Camex resolution no. 19 of 4 April 2012 (in Portuguese): http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/857


Inception date: 05 Apr 2012 | Removal date: 05 Mar 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 5 April 2012, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) reduced the import tariffs on terephthalic acids (PTA) and steel plates. The products have been labeled as ex-tarif√°rios, i.e. products with a tariff exception to the Mercosur Common External Tariff.
 
The following tariff rate quotas have been introduced:

  • For terephthalic acid and its salts (NCM 2917.36.00), the tariff was reduced from 12% to 0% until 31 July 2012. The tariff reduction was limited to a quota of 75.000 tons
  • For steel plates thicker than 10mm (Ex 001 of NCM 7208.51.00), the tariff was reduced from 12% to 2% until 5 October 2012 (180 days). The tariff reduction was limited to a quota of 145.000 tons. On 14 June 2012, Camex resolution no. 39 extended the tariff reduction on steel plates until 5 February 2013 (see also "Related Measures").

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