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Ref. : EIC 413/3

19 April 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 374/2018

Brazil : Modification of Import Tariffs and Establishment of Tariff Rate Quota on Various Products

The Brazilian government has modified the import tariffs of a number of products, and established tariff rate quota on certain imports. A summary of the changes is set out as follows:

  1. Surface-mount-device fixed resistors for a power handling capacity not exceeding 20 watts classified under Southern Common Market (Mercosur1) Common Classification (NCM) code 8533.21.20 is subject to a reduced duty of 2%.
  2. Certain theme park equipment such as cable car cabins with aluminum frame and polycarbonate closures classified under NCM code 8431.90.00 benefit from duty free treatment for a period of six months until 4 August 2018.
  3. In-quota imports of 2,200 tonnes of elastomultiester classified under NCM code 5402.47.10 benefit from a reduced duty of 2% for a period of 12 months until 28 December 2018.

2.For details of the Brazilian measures and the products involved, traders are advised to consult their importers in Brazil and/or the relevant Brazilian Resolutions (in Portuguese) which are available at:

Resolution No. 95/2017 (relevant to item (a) above):
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1955-resolucao-n-95-de-19-de-dezembro-de-2017

Resolution No. 4/2018 (relevant to item (b) above):
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1975-altera-a-lista-brasileira-de-excecoes-a-tarifa-externa-comum-do-mercosul

Resolution No. 99/2017 (relevant to item (c) above):
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/1961-resolucao-n-99-de-29-de-dezembro-de-2017

ENQUIRIES

3.For enquiries concerning the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Ms Lydia CHAN)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

1 The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Membership of Venezuela has been temporarily suspended since 2 December 2016.

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.