Starting tomorrow (2), the automobiles and the automotive components mounted on Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will no longer enter the country with an import license, informed the Ministry of Economy. The controls will be made later, which, according to the folder, will make the import more agile and cheaper.
The change will not harm the Brazilian automotive sector because, currently, vehicles and automotive products from other countries in the Mercosur are subject to tariff quotas established in trade agreements. The number of cars that will enter the country, therefore, will not change. Only the process will be faster and less bureaucratic.
In a statement, the Foreign Trade Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy informed that the change follows the commitments assumed by Brazil in the Agreement on Trade Facilitation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is inserted in the agenda of reducing government bureaucracy. The new rules were published in concierge no official diary of the Union on the last 26th.
In another resolution published today (1st), the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) zeroed Mercosur’s common external tariff for 19 aviation-related products. The measure is part of the special import regime that exempts the aeronautical sector from Import Tax on aircraft and flight training equipment and their components.
With the decision, the number of aeronautical products exempt from external tariffs rose to 887. According to Camex, the measure will help improve the competitiveness of the airline industry, affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
Exemption from the special import regime also covers the aeronautical services sector. In this way, companies and airlines can have access to machines and products used in the sector, such as passenger boarding bridges and products used on board.
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