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Brazil Zeroes Import Taxes on Additional Products for Hospitals

By March 27, 2020 No Comments

As indicated in our earlier post addressing the import duties on medical devices and other hospital products, the Brazilian Ministry of Economy temporarily reduced the Import Tax rate to zero per cent on additional products. This measure intends to facilitate the fight against Covid-19 and comprehends the following items: 

Product Description  NCM 
Solution of non-denatured ethyl alcohol, containing, by volume, 80% or more of ethyl alcohol (ex 001)  2207.10.90 

Non-denatured ethyl alcohol solution, containing 75% ethyl alcohol by volume (Ex 001) 

2208.90.00 

Pure sodium chloride (Ex 001) 

2501.00.90 

Medical oxygen (Ex 001) 

2804.40.00 

Medical carbon dioxide (Ex 001) 

2811.21.00 

Medical nitrous oxide (Ex 001) 

2811.29.90 

Calcium carbonate 

2836.50.00 

Hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), even solidified with urea. 

2847.00.00 

Medical compressed air (Ex 001) 

2853.90.90 

Lauric acid 

2915.90.41 

Chloroquine (Ex 001) 

2933.49.90 

Chloroquine diphosphate (Ex 002) 

2933.49.90 

Chloroquine dihydrochloride (Ex 003) 

2933.49.90 

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate (Ex 004) 

2933.49.90 

Azithromycin (Ex 001) 

2941.90.59 

Immunoglobulin C (IgC) and Immunoglobulin M (IgM) (Ex 001) 

3002.12.29 

Immunoglobulin G, lyophilized or in solution 

3002.12.35 

Test kits for Covid-19, based on immunological reactions (Ex 029) 

3002.15.90 

Azithromycin (Ex 001) 

3003.20.29 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing Chloroquine (Ex 001) 

3003.60.00 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing chloroquine diphosphate (Ex 001) 

3003.90.79 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing chloroquine dihydrochloride (Ex 002) 

3003.90.79 

Azithromycin (Ex 001) 

3004.20.29 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing Chloroquine (Ex 001) 

3004.60.00 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing chloroquine diphosphate (Ex 043) 

3004.90.69 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing chloroquine dihydrochloride (Ex 044) 

3004.90.69 

 

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale – Containing hydroxychloroquine sulfate (Ex 045) 

3004.90.69 

 

Hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), packaged for internal or external use as a medicine, including as an antiseptic for the skin. Only covered here if in doses or packages for retail sale (including directly to hospitals) for that use (Ex 021) 

3004.90.99 

Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes of glycolic acid-lactic acid copolymers 

3005.90.12 

Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes – Others 

3005.90.19 

Surgical drapes, non-woven 

3005.90.20 

Pastes, gauze, bandages, cotton sticks and similar articles, impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packaging for retail sale for medical use (Ex 001) 

3005.90.90 

Hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), packaged as cleaning solutions for surfaces or appliances (Ex 002) 

3808.94.29 

Test kits for COVID-19, based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) nucleic acid test (Ex 001) 

3822.00.90 

Others (Acrylic polymers in primary forms, In the forms provided for in Note 6 a) to this Chapter, in water) 

3906.90.19 

Carboxypolymethylenepowder 

3906.90.43 

Natural rubber latex, even pre-vulcanized 

4001.10.00 

Paper sheets (Ex 001) 

4818.90.90 

False fabrics, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, of polypropylene, weighing more than 25 g / m², but not exceeding 70 g / m² (Ex 001) 

5603.12.40 

False fabrics, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, of polypropylene, weighing more than 70 g / m², but not exceeding 150 g / m² (Ex 001) 

5603.13.40 

False fabrics, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, of polypropylene, weighing more than 150 g / m² (Ex 001) 

5603.14.30 

Protective mesh gloves, impregnated or covered with plastic or rubber (Ex 001) 

6116.10.00 

Textile protective gloves, except knitted (Ex 001) 

6216.00.00 

For medical gases (Ex 001) 

7311.00.00 

Medical-surgical or laboratory sterilizers 

8419.20.00 

Other devices for heat treatment of materials by induction or dielectric loss (RT-PCR equipment) (Ex 011) 

8514.40.00 

Hemogasometer, application for automatic analysis of PH, PCO2 and PO2 (Ex 087) 

9018.19.80 

Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments – syringes, with or without needles – of plastics – of a capacity not exceeding 2 cm³ –  

9018.31.11 

Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments – syringes, with or without needles – of plastics – Others 

9018.31.19 

Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments – syringes, with or without needles – Others 

9018.31.90 

Tubular metal needles oChromium-nickel alloy needles and three-sided bissels of an external diameter of not less than 1.6 mm of the kind used with blood bags 

9018.32.12 

Tubular metal needles – Others 

9018.32.19 

Needles for sutures – For sutures 

9018.32.20 

Other Needles 

9018.39.10 

Sounds, catheters and cannulae – Others 

9018.39.29 

Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments – Others 

9018.39.99 

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (OMEC) (Ex 010)  

9018.90.99 

Intubation kits (Ex 011)  

9018.90.99

Medical ventilators (artificial respiration devices) (Ex 018)  

9019.20.90 

Digital thermometers or infrared thermometers (Ex 005)  

9025.19.90 
Instruments and devices used in clinical laboratories for in vitro diagnostics (Ex 481) 

9027.80.99 

Source: Ministry of Economy 

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

If you or your entity identifies further products that the Brazilian government should add to the list, please contact us at partners@sideraconsult.com. More information available at http://sideraconsult.com/ and http://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-n-22-de-25-de-marco-de-2020-249807290 

 

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