28 Dec 2018
Brazil Unveils New Procedures for Auto Parts Seeking a Duty Exemption, Redeterminations in AD Proceedings
Brazilian authorities have announced new procedures to determine whether there is any domestic production of automotive parts that may qualify for a duty exemption under the special import regime for such products. A duty exemption will be granted in instances where there is no equivalent domestic production and the auto parts are used in the manufacture of automotive products, including other auto parts. The exemption will be contingent upon the allocation of specified funds to carry out research, development and innovation projects as well as priority programmes to support the industrial and technological development of the domestic auto sector.
Separately, Brazilian authorities have issued a regulation setting forth the information that must be included in petitions for redeterminations (administrative reviews) of antidumping duty orders. Redetermination requests may be submitted by domestic producers of a similar product in order to ascertain whether an AD measure is still effective.