Brazilian Government Reduces Import Tariffs on HIV/AIDS and Cancer Drugs

The measure was adopted to reduce consumer prices and costs in the public and private sectors. The rate will range from zero to two percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since August 7th, buying certain types of disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, and drugs for treating patients with cancer and HIV/Aids has become cheaper. Import tariffs, formerly up to 18 percent, have been reduced to zero or two percent.

These products are included in a list of 17 items that have seen their import tariffs lowered. To meet the health care demand and to follow the new government guideline, in order to open the Brazilian market to imported products, the taxation of several industrial supplies was also reduced, in addition to parts, components, and equipment for . . .

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