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Market-Specific Information - Brazil

Brazil's National Standards Body:
Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas
Av. 13 de Maio, n° 13, 28° andar
BR-20031-901 - Rio de Janeiro-RJ
Tel: +55 11 30 17 36 00
Fax: +55 11 30 17 36 33
E-mail: abnt@abnt.org.br
Web: www.abnt.org.br/

Standards and conformity assessment information (pdf)

Doing Business in Brazil: 2012 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies

An excerpt from U.S. Commercial Service's 2012 Country Commercial Guide providing an overview of Brazil's standards and conformity assessment activities.

Standards and Conformity Assessment

US-Brazil Standards Dialogue

The U.S.–Brazil Commercial Dialogue was officially launched on June 6, 2006, in Rio de Janeiro when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez met with Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry, and Trade Luiz Furlan. The goal of this dialogue is to stimulate bilateral trade and investment, with a focus on improving the competitiveness of each country.

(Containing a Country-Specific Report on Brazil)

On March 31, 2010, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk transmitted to Congress a new report on key technical barriers to trade that hinder or block American exports around the world. In a speech to Pennsylvania steelworkers in 2009, Ambassador Kirk promised to deliver this report and another on sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to American exports as part of the Obama Administration's effort to sharpen its enforcement of American trade rights and to grow well-paying jobs here at home.

Interested in being notified and commenting on Brazil's proposed foreign technical regulations that can impact your access to Brazil's market?

Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect your access to international markets.  You can modify the subscription to include specific markets and industries.  Register online at Internet URL: http://www.nist.gov/notifyus/

U.S. Commercial Service in Brazil

The U.S. Commercial Service in Brazil can provide additional information on doing business in Brazil.