In Brazil, there are specific laws that apply to pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, pesticides, sanitizing products and explosives. However, there is no law applicable to industrial chemicals. In Oct 2018, the National Chemicals Safety Commission (Comitê Nacional Sobre Segurança Química, or CONASQ) , along with the Ministry of Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente, or MME), published a Preliminary Bill for the Inventory, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical Substances.
The draft law sets provisions on the creation of a national existing chemical substance inventory, and on the evaluation and control of chemical substances. It also makes GHS mandatory for industrial chemicals at workplace.
Brazil's National Chemical Safety Commission, Conasq, has approved a draft law for the industrial chemicals sector, paving the way for enactment by April.
Brazil's National Chemical Safety Commission (Conasq) has nudged plans for an industrial chemicals regulation a little closer to completion