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.
On January 4th, 2021, the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) addendum, concerning the active substance Glyphosate (G01), entered into force. The resolution RDC 441/2020 applies to all technical and formulated products registered or to be registered in Brazil. The resolution defines:
In addition to the changes, the resolution determines that package inserts and labels shall be revisited to include information on the use of drift reduction technology in the following cases:
Companies have 180 days from the publication of the resolution to update package inserts and labels.
Manufacturers and users must pay special attention to the regulation to ensure compliance and avoid unnecessary exposure.
Source: WTO Notification
On June 24th 2020 the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia – INMETRO) published Directive 217/2020and this Directive is intended to revise two other Directives, and amends:
Important deadlines in Directive 563/2016 were, among others:
The Brazilian government has notified The World Trade Organization (WTO) in July 2020. The modification is intended to determine whether toys fulfill requirements, focus on safety and accident prevention, through third parties certification.
All toys must be certified by a certification agent recognized by the INMETRO’s General Coordination for Accreditation (Coordenação Geral de Acreditação - CGCRE).
The INMETRO 217/2020 can be accessed here.