Brazil Amendments as regards Import licensing, Export processing zones, Ozone-depleting substances (ODS)


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Import Licensing

The tariff codes assigned to the document entitled Automatic Import Licence (i.e. the classification of goods pertaining to said document) have been updated in accordance with Import Notice Siscomex (Notícia Siscomex Importação) No. 022 of 2020. 

Export Processing Zones

The section on Export Processing Zones further below has been amended as regards the zones currently authorised and establised in Brazil. Moreover, details of the time period in which benefits are granted to companies located in export processing zones (ZPEs) have been included. For further information on this matter, please turn to the mentioned paragraph.

Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

Brazil is a signatory to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in the scope of which the country is in the process of phasing-out the trade in and use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in compliance with a system of fixed quotas. Trade in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) is prohibited since 2010. A phase-out plan for hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) is being enforced since 1 January 2013; the ultimate prohibition of such substances is aimed at in 2040.

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