ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Oct 2009In October 2009, the government of Brazil announced a change in import duties.
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Camex resolution no. 61 of 28 October 2009, published in Official Gazette of 29 October 2009: http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/617
On 28 October 2009, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 61 reducing the import tariffs on 8 goods used in telecommunication to 2%.
The goods have been classified as ex-tarifários which are goods with a tariff exception to the Mercosur Common External Tariff. The goal of the reduced tariff is to restructure Brazil's industrial park and infrastructure services by incentivizing investments in capital or IT and telecommunication goods. An exception from the Mercosur Common External Tariff can be invoked in case of a shortage or no domestic production of the good in question.
The measure took effect on 29 October 2009 and lasted until 31 December 2010.