ANNOUNCEMENT 14 May 2013In May 2013, the government of Brazil announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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Decree no. 8.002 of 14 May 2013, published in Official Gazette of 15 May 2013: http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_Ato2011-2014/2013/Decreto/D8002.htm
On May 14, 2013, the Government of Brazil released Decree no. 8.002, establishing preferential treatment of local construction products in public tenders. The margins of preference were introduced by Decree no. 7.709/2012 and Decree no. 7.840/2012 and are now being prolonged until December 31, 2015.
These preferences are applicable to goods classified under the following headings of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 8429, 8430, 8424, 8432, 8433, 8701 and 8716.
This measure is part of Brazil's Greater Plan (Plano Brasil Maior, by its acronym in Portuguese) and came into force with its publication in the Offical Gazette on May 15, 2013.