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Brazil Makes or Considers Various Duty Modifications

The Brazilian government is seeking input by 22 February on a proposal to modify the current import duties on 31 different products. The goods under consideration include a range of chemical inputs as well as certain polyester yarn, safety glass, synthetic rubber, polymers of styrene, compound plasticisers, iron and steel products, machine tools and batteries, among others.

Separately, Brazil has provided for a period of six or eight months duty-free treatment to certain theme park equipment, namely cable car cabins with an aluminium frame and polycarbonate closures classified under NCM 8431.39.00 and certain inputs for water slides and recreation stations classified under NCM 9508.90.90. Duty-free treatment has also been provided to daclatasvir dihydrochloride classified under NCM 3004.90.69 and dasatinib classified under NCM 3004.90.79.

In addition, Brazil has established tariff-rate quotas on imports of the following products to correct a lack of supply in the Brazilian market.

  • up to 910,000 tonnes of anhydrous disodium sulphate for the manufacture of powder detergents classified under NCM 2833.11.10 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months)
  • up to of 2,937 tonnes of certain aluminium alloy sheet and strip classified under NCM 7606.12.90 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months)
  • up to of 2,137 tonnes of certain aluminium foil classified under NCM 7607.11.90 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months)

Lastly, the government has set a TRQ of US$203.82 million for the duty-free importation in calendar year 2018 of goods intended for scientific and technology research activities by duly authorised persons and entities.

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