NCM Description

Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay use a system called "Mercosur Common Nomenclature" known as NCM, to classify all goods, both produced locally and imported. This code is used as base to define the rates for calculation of all taxes levied on the product, including import duties and other taxation levied on goods imported to the country like PIS, COFINS, ICMS and IPI.

The NCM System was created in 1995 based on the international Harmonized System, the reason why they share the same basic structure and the only digits that will differ are the two last ones. The NCM system is comprised of a 8 digit codes, divided into 21 sections with 99 chapters.

Our data sets can be generated with the complete or partial description of the NCM, with 2, 4, 6, 7 or 8 digits, according to the following structure:

  • 00 00 . 00 . 0 0 : Chapter
  • 00 00 . 00 . 0 0 : Position
  • 00 00 . 00 . 0 0 : Sub-position
  • 00 00 . 00 . 0 0 : Item
  • 00 00 . 00 . 0 0 : Sub item

An example of the description of video games, with NCM 9504.10.10, can be accessed on The Brazil Business.

All data sets regarding NCM are available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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