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Ref. : EIC 413/3

14 September 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 852/2018

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. Certain information technology and telecommunications goods classified under Southern Common Market (Mercosur1) Common Classification (NCM) chapters 84, 85 and 90 benefit from duty free treatment until 31 December 2019 or 30 June 2020.
  2. Certain capital goods classified under NCM chapters 73, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90 and 94 benefit from duty free treatment until 31 December 2019 or 30 June 2020; while goods classified under NCM code 8483.40.10 benefit from duty free treatment until 31 December 2018.
  3. In-quota imports of 4,200 tonnes of high tenacity polyester staple yarn classified under NCM code 5402.20.00 benefit from a reduced duty of 2% for a period of six months until 23 January 2019.
  4. In-quota imports of 97,500 tonnes of partially oriented polyesters yarn classified under NCM code 5402.46.00 benefit from a reduced duty of 2% for a period of 12 months until 28 June 2019.
  5. In-quota imports of 6,240 tonnes of acrylic or modacrylic filament tow classified under NCM code 5501.30.00 benefit from a reduced duty of 2% for a period of 12 months until 3 July 2019.

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. 45/2018 and No. 54/2018 (relevant to item (a) above) :
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2051-resolucao-n-45-de-28-de-junho-de-2018
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2069-resolucao-n-54-de-10-de-agosto-de-2018

Resolution No. 44/2018 and No. 55/2018 (relevant to item (b) above) :
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2050-resolucao-n-44-de-28-de-junho-de-2018
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2070-resolucao-n-55-de-10-de-agosto-de-2018

Resolution No. 48/2018 (relevant to item (c) above) :
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2060-resolucao-n-48-de-23-de-julho-de-2018

Resolution No. 43/2018 (relevant to item (d) above) :
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2049-resolucao-n-43-de-28-de-junho-de-2018

Resolution No. 46/2018 (relevant to item (e) above) :
http://camex.gov.br/component/content/article/62-resolucoes-da-camex/em-vigor/2052-resolucao-n-46-de-03-de-julho-de-2018

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.