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Ref. : EIC 413/3

4 May 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 424/2018

Brazil : Modification of Import Tariffs 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. Certain information technology and telecommunications goods classified under Southern Common Market (Mercosur1) Common Classification (NCM) chapters 84, 85 and 90 to benefit from duty free treatment until 31 December 2019.
  2. Certain capital goods classified under NCM chapters 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89 and 90 to benefit from duty free treatment until 31 December 2019.
  3. Certain fixed capacitors and other apparatus classified under NCM codes 8532.21.20, 8532.24.20 and 8536.90.60 to benefit from a reduced duty of 2%.
  4. Certain diodes classified under NCM codes 8541.10.22 and 8541.10.29 to benefit from a reduced duty of 2%.

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. 14/2018 and No. 22/2018 (relevant to item (a) above) :

Resolution No. 15/2018 and No.23/2018 (relevant to item (b) above) :

Resolution No. 11/2018 (relevant to items (c) and (d) above) :


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.