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Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

Brazilian authorities have announced the addition of 413 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment under the Ex-Tarifario regime, down from 14 or 16 percent. Of this total, 385 items are capital goods (203 are new and 182 are renewals) and the remaining 28 are IT and telecom goods (20 are new and eight are renewals).  The capital goods covered by this action are classified in HS chapters 73, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 90 and 94, while subject IT and telecom goods are classified in HS chapters 84, 85 and 90. Subject merchandise will benefit from duty-free treatment through 31 December 2019.

In a separate action, Brazil has modified its import duties on the following products by adding or excluding them to/from the list of exceptions to the Mercosur common external tariff.

  • Roasted coffee, not decaffeinated, classified under NCM 0901.21.00 – duty has been increased from zero to 10 percent.
  • Palm oil and its fractions, other than crude, classified under NCM 1511.90.00 – duty has risen to 10 percent.
  • Certain immunological products classified under NCM 3002.13.00 – duty has been increased to two percent.
  • Certain vaccines classified under NCM 3002.20.29 – duty has gone up to two percent.
  • Ziprazidone hydrochloride classified under NCM 3004.90.69 – duty has been increased to eight percent.
  • Certain diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient classified under NCM 3006.30.29 – duty has been increased to 12 percent.
  • Laboratory and pharmacy articles classified under NCM 3926.90.40 – duty has risen to 18 percent.
  • Injection or compression type moulds for metal or metal carbides classified under NCM 8480.41.00 – duty has been increased to 14 percent.
  • Injection or compression type moulds for rubber or plastics classified under NCM 8480.71.00 – duty has been increased to 14 percent.
  • Certain trailers and semi-trailers for the transport of goods classified under NCM 8716.39.00 – duty has gone up to 35 percent.
  • Articles and appliances for fractures classified under NCM 9021.10.20 – duty has been increased to 14 percent.
  • Certain extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions classified under NCM 3001.20.90 – duty has been lowered from six percent to zero.
  • Certain immunological products classified under NCM 3002.15.90 – duty has fallen from two percent to zero.

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

  • Certain Paper
    Up to 31,985 tonnes of paper for the manufacture of corrugated plasterboard, in rolls, classified under NCM 4805.92.90 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months).
  • Acrylic/Modacrylic Filament Tow
    Up to 6,240 tonnes of acrylic/modacrylic filament tow classified under NCM 5501.30.00 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months).
  • Aluminium
    Up to 282,500 tonnes of unalloyed aluminium ingot, sow and t-bars classified under NCM 7601.10.00  (duty-free treatment for a period of 12 months).
  • Food Preparations for Infants
    Up to 502 tonnes of certain food preparations suitable for infants or young children classified under NCM 1901.10.90 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months).
  • Amethrin
    Up to 7,500 tonnes of amethrin classified under NCM 2933.69.91 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months).
  • Lignosulfonates
    Up to 72,000 tonnes to of lignosulfonates classified under NCM 3804.00.20 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months).
  • Polyester Yarn
    Up to 97,500 tonnes of partially oriented polyester yarn classified under NCM 5402.46.00 (reduced two percent duty for a period of 12 months).
  • Casein
    Up to 317 tonnes of curd casein (paracasein) classified under NCM 3501.10.00 (reduced two percent duty for a period of two months).
  • Photographic Film
    Up to 500 tonnes of photographic film in rolls for X-rays, sensitised on both sides, classified under NCM 3702.10.20 (reduced two percent duty for a period of six months).
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