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Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition through Resolution 18/2017 and Resolution 19/2017 of 268 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from reduced duty or duty-free treatment under the Ex-Tarifario regime. Of this total, 248 items are capital goods and the remaining 20 are IT and telecom goods. Classified in HS chapters 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89 and 90, the capital goods will benefit from a reduced duty of two percent through 31 December 2018. The IT/telecom goods, which are classified in HS chapters 84, 85 and 90, will also benefit from a reduced duty of two percent through 31 December 2018.

Brazil’s Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) also recently added through Resolution 17/2017 a total of 157 items to the list of automotive parts that benefit from a reduced two percent duty, down from 8, 12, 14, 16, 18 or 20 percent. A total of six items have also been removed from that list and will now face a duty of 14, 16 or 18 percent. In addition, CAMEX has established through Resolution 1/2017, Resolution 14/2017, Resolution 15/2017 and Resolution 21/2017 the tariff-rate quotas on the products listed below.

  • Unroasted coffee
    A maximum of 60,000 tonnes of unroasted coffee in grain, of the Conilon variety, classified under NCM 0901.11.10, will benefit from a reduced duty of two percent through 31 May 2017. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 35 percent.
  • Uncombed cotton
    A maximum of 75,000 tonnes of certain uncombed cotton classified under NCM 5201.00.20 will benefit from duty-free treatment through 31 July 2017. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of six percent.
  • Hop Cones
    A maximum of 1,800 tonnes of hope cones classified under NCM 1210.20.10 will benefit from a reduced duty of two percent for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of eight percent.
  • Dimethylamine
    A maximum of 12,000 tonnes of dimethylamine classified under NCM 2921.11.21 will benefit from a reduced duty of two percent for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 12 percent.
  • 3,4-Dichlorophenyl Isocyanate
    A maximum of 1,000 tonnes of 3,4-dichlorophenyl isocyanate classified under NCM 2929.10.30 will benefit from a reduced duty of two percent for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 14 percent.
  • Disodium Sulphate
    A maximum of 910,000 tonnes of anhydrous disodium sulphate classified under NCM 2833.11.10 will benefit from a two percent duty for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 10 percent.
  • Printing Ink
    A maximum of 396 tonnes of black printing ink for digital textile printing classified under NCM 3215.11.00 will benefit from a two percent duty for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 14 percent.
  • Polyamide
    A maximum of 5,400 tonnes of polyamide 6 and polyamide 6,6, without load, classified under NCM 3908.10.24, will benefit from a two percent duty for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 14 percent.
  • Viscose Rayon Yarn
    A maximum of 40,000 tonnes of certain viscose rayon yarn classified under NCM 5504.10.00 will benefit from a reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 12 percent.
  • Hepatitis A Vaccines
    A maximum of 2.25 million doses of Hepatitis A vaccines classified under NCM 3002.20.29, in doses packaged for retail sale, will benefit from duty-free treatment for a period of six months from 10 May 2017.
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
    A maximum of three million doses of Human Papillomavirus 6, 11, 16, 18 (recombinant) vaccines classified under NCM 3002.20.29, in doses packaged for retail sale, will benefit from duty-free treatment for a period of six months from 22 February 2017.
  • Triple Vaccines
    A maximum of 2.5 million doses of vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (acellular) classified under NCM 3002.20.27, in doses packaged for retail sale, will benefit from duty-free treatment for a period of six months from 22 February 2017.
  • Nickel Cathodes
    A maximum of 3,600 tonnes of nickel cathodes classified under NCM 7502.10.10 will benefit from a reduced two percent duty for a period of six months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of six percent.
  • Aluminium Sheet and Strip
    A maximum of 600 tonnes of certain aluminium alloy sheet and strip in coils classified under NCM 7606.12.90 will benefit from a two percent duty for a period of six months. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 12 percent.
  • Aluminium Sheet and Strip
    A maximum of 2,937 tonnes of certain aluminium alloy sheet and strip in coils classified under NCM 7606.12.90 will benefit from a two percent duty for a period of 12 months from 1 February 2017. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN rate of 12 percent.
  • Certain Aluminium Foil
    A maximum of 2,137 tonnes of certain aluminium foil classified under NCM 7607.11.90 will benefit from a reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months from 1 February 2017. Out-of-quota merchandise will be subject to a regular MFN duty rate of 12 percent.
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