CORRECTED-Brazil to erase import tariffs on corn, rice and soybean temporarily -report

(Corrects info on 3rd paragraph to reflect imports from inside the Mercosur bloc are exempt, not from outside)

SAO PAULO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Brazilian government has decided to remove temporarily import tariffs on rice, corn and soybeans, an Agriculture Ministry official told local newspaper Valor Economico.

The move aims at fighting inflation, as prices for the three products have risen recently, according to the report.

Imports from inside the Mercosur bloc, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, are already exempt.

The report does not mention when the tariff exemption would come into effect or its expiration date.

The Agriculture Ministry did not immediately comment on the matter. (Reporting by Carolina Mandl; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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