Bolsonaro Zeroes Taxes on Arms Imports As of January 1, 2021

President (without a party) said on Wednesday (9) that the Camex (Chamber of Foreign Trade), which reports to the Ministry of Economy, issued a resolution that zeroed import tax on firearms, such as revolvers and pistols.

The information was published by the president on his social networks, in which he also said that the measure would take effect from January. The easing of the possession and possession of weapons is a promise of Bolsonaro’s electoral campaign, which has already adopted a series of measures to make it feasible.

The president included participation in the Camex meeting on his official agenda on Wednesday (9). It is not common for the head of the Executive Branch to attend meetings of the trade body.

The opposition to Bolsonaro presented a bill in the Chamber to stop the measure of zeroing import tax on arms.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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