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Brazil’s Office of Foreign Trade Announces Proposed List of U.S. Goods to Face Higher Duties

Nov.12.2009

On November 9, 2009, Brazil's Office of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) published Resolution 74, initiating public consultation on a preliminary list of U.S. goods that may be subject to higher import duties. CAMEX has taken this action in light of a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator's finding that Brazil is entitled to retaliate for failure of the United States to come into compliance with WTO rules pertaining to subsidies it gives to cotton growers. CAMEX proposes to impose import duties equal to as much as 100% of the value of the U.S. goods included on the attached list. Major product categories covered by the list include food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical products and medicines, beauty products, cotton, articles of clothing, vehicles, and household products. Interested parties are invited to provide comments to CAMEX by November 30, 2009.

Crowell & Moring lawyers, and Crowell & Moring International trade experts, have extensive experience working with companies and trade associations to obtain market access in foreign countries and to prevent the withdrawal of market access. Please contact us to discuss how we can help to make your views heard as CAMEX finalizes its list of products subject to retaliation.

ANNEX III

0303.51.00

Herring

0303.71.00

Sardine

0402.10.10

Powder milk and skin, concentrated or sugar or sweetener added, with arsenic, lead or copper levels inferior to 5ppm

0404.10.00

Serum of milk, modified or not, even concentrated or sugar or sweetener added

0504.00.13

Swine intestine, bladder and stomach; fresh, frozen, salted or brine, dry or smoked

0802.21.00

Almonds, with skin

0802.31.00

Walnuts, with skin

0802.32.00

Walnuts, without skin

0806.20.00

Raisins

0808.20.10

Pears

0809.20.00

Cherries

0809.40.00

Plums and sloes

1001.90.90

Other Wheat

1105.20.00

Flakes, granules and pellets

1302.12.00

Saps and extracts of licorice.

1302.13.00

Saps and extracts of hops

1302.19.99

Other vegetable saps and extracts

1502.00.11

Fats of bovine animals, sheep or goats, other than those of heading of 15.03

1507.90.90

Other - Crude oil, whether or not degummed.

1514.11.00

Low erucic acid rapeseed or colza oil, crude, but not chemically modified

1514.19.10

Refined rapeseed oil.

1516.20.00

Vegetable fats and oils and its fractions

1702.19.00

Other - Lactose and lactose syrup containing by weight less than 99% lactose, calculated on the dry matter

2005.20.00

Potatoes

2009.90.00

Mixtures of juices

2103.20.10

Tomato ketchup, in containers of less than 1 kilo

2103.90.91

Other sauces and condiments, in containers of less than 1 kilo

2106.10.00

Protein concentrates and textured protein substances.

2106.90.10

Non-alcoholic preparations of a kind used in the manufacture of beverages

2106.90.30

Food supplements

2106.90.50

Chewing gum, without sugar

2106.90.90

Other food preparations not elsewhere specified or included

2202.90.00

Other waters

2303.20.00

Beet-pulp, bagasse and other waste of sugar manufacture.

2503.00.10

Crude and unrefined sulphur

2815.12.00

Sodium hydroxide (Caustic soda), in aqueous solution (Soda lye or liquid soda)

2905.11.00

Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)

2905.13.00

n-1-ol (n-Butyl alcohol)

2929.10.21

Mixed isomers

3003.90.55

Paracetamol; bromopride

3004.20.19

Other (medicaments containing hloramphenicol, its palmitate, succinate or hemisuccinate )

3004.20.79

Other medicaments containing tetracyclines or chloramphenicols or derivatives thereof

3004.31.00

Medicaments containing insulin

3004.39.39

Other medicaments containing hormones or other products of heading No. 29.37 but not containing antibiotics :

3004.40.90

Other medicaments containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones, other products of heading No. 29.37 or antibiotics

3004.50.50

D calcium pantotenate; vitamin D3 (colecaciferol)

3004.90.19

Other medication containing enzymes

3004.90.49

Paracetamol and bromopride, containing products of the headings 2924 to 2926, but not containing products of items 3004.90.1 to 3004.90.3

3005.10.90

Other dressings with closure devices

3006.10.90

Other surgical suture materials

3006.40.12

Other dental fillings

3003.00.20

Colognes

3304.10.00

Make up products for the lips

3304.99.10

Beauty creams and nutritional creams; tonic lotions

3304.99.00

Other preparations for skin care

3305.10.00

Shampoos

3305.90.00

Other hair care products

3306.10.00

Toothpaste

3306.90.00

Other products for teeth care

3307.10.00

Preparations for shaving

3307.20.90

Other personal deodorants and antiperspirants

3307.90.00

Other toilet preparations

3401.19.00

Soap and organic surface-active products and preparations,in the form of bars, moulded pieces or shapes, and paper,wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent, not for toilet use

3402.90.39

Other cleaning preparations

3707.90.21

Based on carbon black or dye and thermoplastic resins, for electrostatic document reproduction

3901.20.29

Other Polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.94 or more

3901.90.90

Polymers of ethylene, nesoi, in primary forms, other than elastomeric

3902.10.20

Polyprolylene, without charge, primary form

3904.10.10

Polyvinyl chloride homopolymer, suspension type

3917.40.90

Other fittings for tubes, pipes and hoses, of plastics

3923.10.90

Other boxes, cases, crates and similar articles:

3923.29.90

Other Aseptic bags, incorporating a sealed gland, of a width of 315 mm or more and a length of 410 mm or more

3923.30.00

Carboys, bottles, flasks and similar articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics.

3923.50.00

Stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics

3926.90.90

Other products of plastic

4011.10.00

Rubber-based products of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars).

4011.20.90

Other new pneumatic tires

4011.63.90

Other (of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines having a rim size exceeding 61 cm)

4011.94.90

Other: New pneumatic tires, of rubber-based, of a kind used on handling equipment, having a rim size exceeding 61 cm

4016.93.00

Gaskets, washers and other seals

4016.95.90

Other inflatable articles of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber.

4703.21.00

Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulfate, other than dissolving grades, of semi-bleached or bleached coniferous wood

4811.41.10

Self-adhesive paper & paperboard, in strips/rolls of 15 cm wide or rectangular sheets w/1 side of 36 cm & other side of 15 cm in unfolded

4813.20.00

Cigarette paper in rolls of a width not exceeding 5 cm

4908.90.00

Other transfers (decalcomanias)

5201.00.20

Cotton not carded or combed, ginned but not further processed.

5201.00.90

Other cotton

5203.00.00

Cotton, carded or combed

5204.11.31

Two-ply

5205.11.00

Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85% or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale – single yarn, of uncombed fires measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)

5208.21.00

Other fabrics, bleached: plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m²

5208.31.00

Other fabrics, dyed: plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m²

5208.32.00

Other fabrics, dyed: plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m²

5208.33.00

3- thread or 4- thread twill, including cross twill

5208.42.00

Other fabrics, of yarns of different colors: plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m²

5208.49.00

Woven fabrics of cotton, 85%, not more than 200 g/m²

5208.52.00

Other fabrics, printed plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m²

5208.59.00

Other fabrics

5209.22.00

Bleached 3- or 4-thread twill fabrics of cotton, including cross twill, 85 percent or more cotton by weight, weighing more than 200 g/m2

5209.29.00

Bleached woven fabrics of cotton, nesoi, containing 85% or more cotton by weight, weighing more than 200g/m2

5209.32.00

Dyed 3- or 4-thread twill fabrics of cotton, including cross twill, containing 85% or more cotton by weight, weighing more than 200 g/m2

5209.39.00

Dyed woven fabrics of cotton, nesoi, containing 85% or more cotton by weight, weighing more than 200 g/m2

5209.41.00

Woven fabrics of cotton, plain weave, containing 85% or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/square meter, of yarns of different colors, plain weave

5209.42.10

Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2; Bleached; Blue Denim

5209.49.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85% or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/square meter, of yarns of different colors

5209.51.00

Plain weave, woven fabrics of cotton, plain weave, containing 85% or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/square meter, printed

5209.59.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85% or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/square meter, printed

5210.21.00

Woven fabrics of cotton, plain weave, containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing not more than 200 g/square meter, bleached

5210.41.00

Woven fabrics of cotton, plain weave, containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing not more than 200 g/square meter of yarns of different colors

5210.51.00

Woven fabrics of cotton, plain weave, containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing not more than 200 g/square meter, dyed

5211.39.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing more than 200 g/square meter, dyed

5211.43.00

Woven fabrics of cotton, 3-thread or 4-thread twill, containing less than 85% by weigh of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing more than 200 g/m2, of yarns of different colors

5211.49.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing more than 200g/square meter, of yarns of different colors

5211.59.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing more than 200g/square meter, printed

5212.13.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, dyed, weighing not more than 200 g/square meter

5212.15.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, printed, weighing not more than 200 g/square meter

5212.24.00

Other woven fabrics of cotton, of yarn of different colors, weighing more than 200 g/square meter

5407.42.00

Woven fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of filaments of nylon or other polyamides, dyed

5601.21.90

Other articles of wadding

5603.12.10

Non wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing >25 but not >70 g/square m, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, of high density polyethylene

5603.12.90

Other non wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing >25 but not >70 g/square m, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated

5603.13.90

Other non wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing >70 but not >150 g/square m, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated

5603.14.90

Non wovens (except laminated), of man-made filaments, weighing >150 g/square m, whether or not impregnated, coated, or covered

5608.90.00

Knotted netting of twine, cordage or rope, of other materials; made up fishing nets and other made up nets, of other textile materials

5703.20.00

Carpets and other floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up, of nylon or other polyamides.

5806.31.00

Carpets and other floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up, of nylon or other polyamides.

5903.90.00

Other textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, other than those of heading No. 59.02

5907.00.00

Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated, coated or covered; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths or the like

6006.21.00

Circular knit, wholly of cotton yarns exceeding 100 metric number per single yarn, unbleached or bleached

6006.22.00

Circular knit, wholly of cotton yarns exceeding 100 metric number per single yarn, dyed

6006.23.00

Circular knit, wholly of cotton yarns exceeding 100 metric number per single yarn, of fabrics of different colors

6101.20.00

Men's or boys' overcoats, car-coats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including ski-jackets), wind-cheaters, wind-jackets and similar articles (other than those of subgroup 843.2), of cotton

6102.20.00

Women's or girls' overcoats, car-coats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including ski-jackets), wind-cheaters, wind-jackets and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading No. 61.04, of cotton

6104.32.00

Women's or girls' jackets and blazers, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6104.42.00

Women's or girls' dresses, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6104.62.00

Women's or girls' trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6106.10.00

Women's or girls' blouses and shirts, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6109.10.00

T-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6110.20.00

Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, containing 36 percent or more of flax fibers

6111.20.00

Babies' blouses and shirts, except those imported as parts of sets, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6115.95.00

Stockings, socks and other hosiery, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6116.10.00

Gloves impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber

6116.92.00

Other gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted, of cotton

6203.42.00

Trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts of cotton

6204.42.00

Dresses, of cotton

6204.62.00

Women/girls trousers and shorts, of cotton, not knitted

6205.20.00

Men's or boys' shirts, of cotton

6206.30.00

Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, of cotton

6207.91.00

Other clothing, of cotton

6213.20.00

Handkerchiefs of cotton

6302.21.00

Other bed linen, printed of cotton

6302.31.00

Other bed linen of cotton

6303.92.00

Other curtains (including drapes) and interior blinds; curtain or bed valances, knitted or crocheted of synthetic fibers

6307.90.10

Other made up articles, including dress patterns, of nonwovens

6307.90.90

Other made up articles, including dress patterns

7019.39.00

Nonwoven glass wool insulation products

7019.59.00

Other woven fabrics

7113.19.00

Articles of jewelry and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal, of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal

7208.39.90

Other iron/nonalloy steel

8212.10.20

Razors

8212.20.10

Razor blades

8407.21.90

Other outboard motors

8415.90.00

Parts of air conditioning machines

8418.40.00

Freezers of the upright type, not exceeding 900 liters capacity, electric or other

8418.50.10

Refrigerating or freezing display counters, cabinets, showcases and similar refrigerating or freezing furniture

8433.11.00

Mowers for lawns, parks or sports grounds, powered, with the cutting device rotating in a horizontal plane

8471.90.12

Bar code readers

8506.10.10

Alkaline batteries

8506.80.90

Other primary batteries

8516.60.00

Other ovens; cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters

8517.12.31

Portable phones

8517.78.10

Intercoms

8518.10.90

Other piezoelectric

8518.21.00

Single loudspeakers, mounted in their enclosures

8518.22.00

Multiple loudspeakers, mounted in the same enclosure

8518.30.00

Headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers

8518.40.00

Audio-frequency electric amplifiers

8518.50.00

Electric sound amplifier sets

8521.90.90

Other combined recording and reproducing apparatus

8525.80.19

Other television cameras

8525.80.29

Other digital still image video cameras

8527.21.90

Other radio-broadcast receivers, including apparatus capable of receiving also radio-telephony or radio- telegraphy

8528.49.29

Other screens

8703.21.00

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1 000 cc

8703.23.10

Vehicles with a seating capacity of not more than 6, including the driver, w/cyl. cap. o/1500 cc n/o 3000 cc

8703.24.10

Vehicles with a seating capacity of not more than 6, including the driver, w/cyl. cap. o/ 3000 cc

8703.24.90

Other vehicles with compression ignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)

8703.33.10

Vehicles with a seating capacity of not more than 6, including the driver, of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc

8711.50.00

Motorcycles, cycles, with reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 800 cc

8903.92.00

Vessels, motorboats (o/than outboard motorboats), for pleasure or sports

8903.99.00

Other boats

9001.30.00

Contact lenses

9004.10.00

Sunglasses

9008.30.00

Other image projectors

9018.19.10

Endoscopy apparatus

9018.19.80

Other electro-diagnostic apparatus

9018.19.90

Parts of electro-diagnostic apparatus

9018.32.19

Other chromium-nickel alloy needles

9018.39.10

Needles

9018.39.24

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

9018.39.29

Other peripheral intravenous catheters

9018.90.24

Endoscopy apparatus

9019.20.10

Oxygen therapy apparatus

9019.20.19

Other artificial respiration apparatus

9021.10.20

Splints and other fracture appliances

9021.31.10

Femoral appliances

9021.31.90

Other orthopedic appliances

9021.39.19

Other valves

9021.39.80

Other artificial parts of the body

9021.90.89

Other stents

9021.90.99

Other skin substitutes

9022.14.90

Other apparatus based on the use of X-rays

9022.30.00

X-ray tubes

9022.90.80

Other X-ray apparatus

9022.90.90

Parts and accessories of X-ray apparatus

9102.11.10

Parts and accessories (not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter) for machines, appliances, instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, with case of base metal

9401.20.00

Locks of a kind used for motor vehicles

9401.30.90

Other seats

9403.70.00

Furniture of plastics

9506.91.00

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

9603.21.00

Tooth brushes, including dental-plate brushes

9701.10.00

Paintings, drawings and pastels

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