ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2014In June 2014, the government of Brazil announced a change to the import-specific domestic duties.
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Estad?o, 24 December 2012, 'Decreto eleva IPI para autom?veis a partir de janeiro': http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/economia-geral,decreto-eleva-ipi-para-automoveis-a-partir-de-janeiro,173847,0.htm
Correio Braziliense, 25 December 2012, 'IPI de carro sobe em janeiro': https://www1.fazenda.gov.br/resenhaeletronica/MostraMateria.asp?page=&cod=939800
Decreto no. 8.168 of 23 December 2013, Official Gazette of 24 December 2013, p. 1-2 (in Portuguese): http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2011-2014/2013/Decreto/D8168.htm
On 23 December, the Brazilian Ministry of Finance announced a two-step increase for the industrial products tax, also known as IPI, on imported cars. Depending on the car type, the IPI shall be raised by up to 30 percentage points for the period from 1 January to 30 June 2014. From 1 July to 31 December 2017, the IPI shall be increased further by up to 4 percentage points, again depending on the car type.
Finally, the decree foresees the reduction the IPI on all stated products from 1 January 2018.