ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Apr 2013In April 2013, the government of Brazil announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Camex press release of 1 April 2013 (in Portuguese): http://www.camex.gov.br/noticias/ler/item/308
Camex resolution no. 18 of 28 March 2013, Official Gazette of 1 April 2013, p. 23 (in Portuguese): http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=01/04/2013&jornal=1&pagina=23&totalArquivos=120
On 1 April 2013, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) reduced the import tariffs on four types of goods from the IT and telecommunication sector to 2%. The products have been labeled as ex-tarifários which are products with a tariff exception to the Mercosur Common External Tariff (TEC). This status can be invoked in case of domestic undersupply or non-production.
The following items from the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) have been affected by the measure:
The original tariffs according to the Mercosur Common External Tariff are 16%, 12%, 16%, and 14% respectively. The measure by the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council came into power on 1 April 2013 and lasts until 30 June 2014 (see Camex resolution no. 18).