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Brazil slashes import tax duty on health supplies and medical devices to ZERO

By March 23, 2020 No Comments

IS THERE ANYTHING MISSING FROM THIS LIST? LET US KNOW. 

Brazil’s Ministry of the Economy zeroed import duties on medical devices and other hospital products used in the treatment of the Conav-19. Take a look at the list below and let us know if you identify something that is missing: 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION  NCM 

Ethyl alcohol with alcohol content, by volume, not less than 70%, unfit for human consumption 

2207.20.19 

Nucleic acids and their salts 

2934.99.34 

Other disinfectants in forms or packaging exclusively for direct use in domestic sanitary applications 

3808.94.19 
Antiseptic gel, based on 70% ethyl alcohol, containing, among others, humectants, thickener and pH regulator, suitable for hand hygiene  3808.94.29 
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories of protection, made of plastic 
  • Protective gloves, made of plastic 
3926.20.00 

Laboratory and pharmaceutical articles 

3926.90.40 
  • Plastic clip for individual protection mask, suitable for attaching the tie rod to the user’s head 
  • Plastic nasal clip, suitable for individual protection mask 
  • Protective masks, made of plastic 
  • Cushions made of foam plastic, with velcro straps, integrated arm protectors and headrest, body straps, lift sheets, handshakes and face masks, of the types used for positioning patients during medical procedures 
  • Sterile single-use curtains and plastic covers, of the type used to protect the sterile field in the operating rooms 
  • Sterile decanters made of polystyrene plastics, each of the types used to transfer aseptic products or medicines to or from sterile bags, sterile flasks or sterile glass containers 
  • Molded plastic containers, with clips to hold the guidewires during surgical procedures 
  • Surgical articles, made of plastic 
3926.90.90 

Gloves, mittens and mitts, for surgery 

4015.11.00 

Gloves, mittens and mitts, others 

4015.19.00 

Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof, others 

5601.22.99 

Protective clothing made of false fabric, even impregnated, coated, covered or stratified, with fabrics 

6210.10.00 

Covers, protective coats and similar articles, for male use, impregnated fabrics, coated, covered or stratified, with plastic or other materials, or rubberized fabrics 

6210.20.00 

Covers, protective coats and similar articles, for female use, impregnated fabrics, coated, covered or stratified, with plastic or other materials, or rubberized fabrics 

6210.30.00 

Other men’s clothing, of impregnated fabrics, coated, covered or stratified, with plastic or other materials, or rubberized fabrics 

6210.40.00 

Other women’s clothing, of impregnated fabrics, coated, covered or stratified, with plastic or other materials, or rubberized fabrics 

6210.50.00 

Protective masks, surgical masks, protective caps, disposable covers, disposable hospital supplies, foot protectors, made of false fabrics 

6307.90.10 
  • Cold compresses consisting of instant, endothermic chemical reaction cold compresses, instantaneous, combined with an external textile coating 
  • Eye compresses, each consisting of a fabric cover filled with silica or gel beads, with or without a velcro strip 
  • Facial masks for single use, made of fabrics 
  • Textile gel pads, each with removable fabric sleeves, with form of hearts, circles or quadrants 
  • Hot packaging of single-use textile material (exothermic chemical reaction) 
  • Cotton laparotomy sponges 
  • Textile safety or patient protection straps, with hook and loop fasteners or stair lock 
  • Textile single pressure cuff sleeves 
  • Gauze sponges woven from cotton in square or rectangular sizes 
6307.90.90 

Beanies of synthetic or artificial fibers 

6505.00.22 

Nasal clip and metal clamps in iron or steel, suitable for individual protection mask 

7326.20.00 

Protective spectacles and goggles 

9004.90.20 

Safety visors 

9004.90.90 

Arterial embolectomy catheters of poly(vinyl chloride) 

9018.39.22 
Thermodilution catheters of poly(vinyl chloride)  9018.39.23 

Peripheral intravenous catheters, of polyurethane or of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene copolymers (ETFE) 

9018.39.24 

Article for arteriovenous fistula, composed of a needle, a butterfly mounting surface, a plastic tube with a connector and a clamp 

9018.39.91 

Laryngeal tube, made of plastic, suitable for routine anesthetic or surgical procedures, with spontaneous and / or controlled ventilation 

9018.39.99 

Other instruments and devices for blood transfusions or intravenous injections 

9018.90.10 

Oxygen therapy apparatus 

9019.20.10 

Artificial respiration apparatus 

9019.20.30 

Appliances known as iron lungs 

9019.20.40 

Gas masks 

9020.00.10 

Other Breathing Appliance and gas masks, excluding protective masks having neither mechanical parts nor replaceable filters – others 

9020.00.90 

Clinical thermometers 

9025.11.10 

Source: Ministry of Economy. 

The duty reduction will remain in effect at least until September 30, 2020, and could be extended for the duration of the crisis. 

Agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration that carry out the licensing, control or inspection activities of imports of the listed goods will also adopt a priority fast-track treatment for their clearance. 

The government will be continuously evaluating additional measures, so interested parties should follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for new announcements and updates. 

If you or your entity identifies other essential products that the Brazilian government should add to the list, please contact us at ad@sideraconsult.com. More information available at http://sideraconsult.com/ and http://www.in.gov.br/web/dou/-/resolucao-n-17-de-17-de-marco-de-2020-248564246. 

 

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