ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Sep 2014
In September 2014, the government of Brazil announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Brazil-Arab News Agency. (2014). Foreign Trade Chamber lowers import tax on inputs. Available at http://www2.anba.com.br/blog_aberto.kmf?cod=1635&blog=10
Imprensa Nacional. (2014). Resolu??o No. 87, de 26 de Setembro de 2014. Available at http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=1&data=30/09/2014
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
On 26 September 2014, Camex (the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber) issued Resolution No. 87, increasing the import tax on gypsum from 4% to 20%. Gypsum (NCM code: 2520.10.11) is the raw material for plaster. Furthermore, Camex increased the import tax on ornamental plasterboards (NCM code: 6809.11.00) from 10% to 25%. The import tax increase will enter into force on 1 October 2014.
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.