IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 08 Jul 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 8 July 2016, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture published the Normative Instruction 23 allowing foreign laboratories to investigate and determine the class of wheat shipments imported into Brazil. Before this norm was issued only the laboratory from the Federal University of Santa María was authorised to make these analyses which led to an average waiting time of 30 days, representing an average cost of USD 10,000 per day per shipment. The new instruction is believed to be crucial in reducing costs and speeding up the quality control procedures. 

In order for the analysis to be valid, national embassies must request the recognition by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture of the laboratories, which will then be published in an official list made public by the ministry.

The first laboratories that will be allowed will be those from Argentina, Canada and the United States of America, as these are the traditional wheat providers of Brazil.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1001 Wheat and meslin.
100199 Other
1008 Buckwheat, millet and canary seeds; other cereals.
100830 Canary seeds
100850 Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)

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