After a rocky start in negotiations, it appears that Foxconn, a major Apple supplier, has finally received the tax terms it needed from the Brazilian government to start producing iPads in the South American country.

Believe it or not, getting Foxconn’s Brazilian factory to start producing iPads is a big deal for both Apple and Apple fans in South America — it removes the need for costly important taxes that can sometimes double the cost of the tablet…

Brazilian news site FOLHA has learned the details of Foxconn’s tax terms :

“Brazil’s Inter-Ministerial Decree 34, which allows for a reduction or exemption from taxes for certain tablet computers, was signed on Monday and published in the country’s “Official Gazette” on Wednesday, clearing the way for Chinese manufacturer Foxconn to begin production of Apple’s iPad.

Specifically, the decree states that companies investing in the research and development of keyboardless touchscreen tablets weighing less than 750 grams qualify for IPI (Excise Tax), PIS (Social Contribution Tax) and COFINS (Federal Contribution Tax) incentives. Also included under the decree are accessories, cables, power supplies and manuals associated with tablet computers.”

Foxconn’s Brazilian plant was expected to start producing iPads last July. And then the date got pushed back to November. But now that the manufacturer has the necessary tax breaks, it shouldn’t be too long before we start seeing “Assembled in Brazil” iPads turn up.


  • Greetings!

    Isso é ótimo! Nós aqui do Brasil agradecemos! 🙂

    That’s great! We from Brazil really appreciate it! 🙂

  • even besides it should reduce tax for north america, it will still be cheaper to buy brazilian made ipads in other country and bring them to Brasil, even this will will be cheaper than buy brazilian made ipads inside Brasil

  • gvpinn

    This is very good for a large part of the Brazilian people have access to a lower price gadget

    Nos Brasileiros merecemos

  • Eu não acredito que isso mudará o preço dos iDevices, estamos falando de Brasil aqui …

    I wont’t believe because of this the prices will chance, we are talking about Brazil …