Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) opens public consultation on a proposal for reducing the import tax for certain toys

On January 30, the Undersecretary of Commercial Strategy of the Chamber of Foreign Trade’s Executive Secretariat (STRAT-CAMEX) opened a public consultation on a request for reducing the Import Tax of certain toys classified under heading 9503 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM). The request was submitted by Hasbro do Brasil, which requests a reduction from the current 35% rate – the maximum allowed by the World Trade Organization – to 20%.

The products classified in heading 9503 and subject to public consultation are:

  • Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars, doll’s carriages and similar wheeled toys;
  • Dolls representing human creatures;
  • Toys that represent animals or other creatures;
  • Electric trains, including tracks and accessories;
  • Construction sets and constructional toys;
  • Puzzles;
  • Toy musical instruments and apparatus;
  • Other toys.

Any change, if made, shall apply only to the Brazilian import tax rate, and will not imply any change in the Mercosur Common External Tariff[2].

Interested parties may express themselves by following the guidelines available on the authority’s website until 17 March 2020, by means of an electronic form.