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Packaging and labelling regulation in Brazil

Packaging
Must respect the Brazilian Consumer Code adopted in 1990. This requires the packaging of a product to give the consumer correct information, which is legible, clear and precise, about the quality, quantity, composition, price, guarantee, origin, expiry date and risks for health and safety.
Languages Permitted on Packaging and Labeling
Translation into Portuguese is mandatory for imported products.
Unit of Measurement
Metric system.
Mark of Origin "Made In"
Yes
Labeling Requirements
Quality, quantity, composition, price, guarantee, origin, expiry date and risks for health and safety.
Specific Regulations
Any product containing GMOs must show this very clearly.

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Commercial and industrial norms in Brazil

National Standards Organisations
Brazilian Technical Standards Association
Integration in the International Standards Network
Member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Global Ecolabeling Network (GEN), the Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT), the MERCOSUL Association for Standardisation (AMN) and of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has become the GS1 after merging with a European group (an organisation concerning logistics chains and bar codes).
Obligation to Use Standards
Conforming to standards is obligatory for some products.
For others it is voluntary. As with all voluntary standards, market forces and preferences often lead to the need for a specific certification.
Classification of Standards
ABNT, NBR standards
Assessment of the System of Standardization
The Brazilian consumer's approach is twofold: the 40 million richest Brazilians have requirements close to those of OECD countries' markets regarding the quality standards of the goods they buy. On the other hand, the rest of the population is especially careful about prices and the product's commercial image. Brasil has strict rules regarding standards and an active group of standard organizations.
Online Consultation of Standards
The ABNT Catalogue
Certification Organisations
List of organisations authorised to issue certifications

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