SÃO PAULO A public
consultation will soon be opened by Brazils Chamber of
Foreign Trade (Camex) on the countrys new list of 100
products to have higher import tariffs in the country.
Private companies and industry
groups, including Brazilian steelmakers association IABr,
sent lists with proposed products to be included. Camex
received requests for a total of 262 products to be included in
the tariff list.
The first list of 100 products,
which became effective October 2012 without any public input,
included steel, aluminum and copper products.
Affected steel products included
hot-rolled coil, heavy plate, wire rod, stainless steel sheet
and coil, alloy bars, grain-oriented silicon steel, pipe and
Duties rose to 25 percent in
most cases from 12 percent.
Cold-rolled coil, hot-dipped
galvanized coil, boron-containing heavy plate, Galvalume and
pre-painted steel are likely to be included in the new list, as
is rebar, market players told AMM sister publication
Interested parties will have 30
days from the date of the resolutions publication to
express their views about the products.
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel