ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Sep 2012In September 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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Decree 7.810 of 20 September 2012, published in Official Gazette on 21 September 2012 (in Portuguese): http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_Ato2011-2014/2012/Decreto/D7810.htm
EcoFinan?as, 21 September 2012, 'Governo fixa margem de prefer?ncia para papel-moeda': http://www.ecofinancas.com/noticias/governo-fixa-margem-preferencia-para-papel-moeda
On 20 September 2012, the Brazilian government decided in Decree no. 7.810 to apply a margin of preference of 20% to the public procurement of nationally produced printing paper for paper money.
This means that if the lowest bid comes from a foreign company, a domestic contractor will be preferred by the government if he offers a price that is within the range of the lowest bid plus the preferential margin. Brazil's preferential margins-scheme was introduced by Law no. 12.349/2010 in the realm of the Plano Brasil Maior, i.e., Greater Brazil Plan (see related measure).
The measure, Decree no. 7.810, came into power with its publication in the Official Gazette on 21 September 2012 and stays in effect until 31 December 2015.