ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Jun 2012In June 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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Brazilian Ministry of Healthcare, press release June 27, 2012 (in Portuguese): http://portalsaude.saude.gov.br/portalsaude/noticia/5846/162/sus-dara-preferencia-a-equipamentos-nacionais.html
Brazilian Presidency, Social Communication Office, ' Highlights July 2012': http://www.secom.gov.br/sobre-a-secom/acoes-e-programas/publicacoes/caderno-destaques/arquivos/caderno-destaque-ingles-pb-julho-2012 (page 22).
On June 27, 2012, the Brazilian government announced an expansion of the national preference scheme for government procurement of medical and other products. Each group of products is assigned a margin of preference: the domestically produced product in question may cost more than its imported counterpart and still be given preference in government procurement. See this source for an overview table of the measure (on page 22).