ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Sep 2012In September 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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Valor, 16 January 2013, 'Dilma decreta exig?ncias de conte?do nacional em obras do PAC ': http://www.valor.com.br/brasil/2972024/dilma-decreta-exigencias-de-conteudo-nacional-em-obras-do-pac
Veija, 16 January 2013, 'Obras do PAC t?m que seguir exig?ncia m?nima de conte?do nacional': http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/economia/decreto-que-exige-produtos-nacionais-no-pac-e-publicado
Globo, 16 January 2013, 'Decreto define conte?do m?nimo brasileiro em obras do PAC mobilidade urbana': http://oglobo.globo.com/economia/decreto-define-conteudo-minimo-brasileiro-em-obras-do-pac-mobilidade-urbana-7311164
Chamber of Deputies, Provisory Measure no. 580 of 14 September 2012, published in Official Gazette on 17 September 2012 (in Portuguese): http://www.camara.gov.br/proposicoesWeb/fichadetramitacao?idProposicao=555813
Chamber of Deputies, news item of 21 September 2012 (in Portuguese): http://www2.camara.leg.br/camaranoticias/noticias/ADMINISTRACAO-PUBLICA/426649-MP-PERMITE-PREFERENCIA-A-PRODUTOS-E-SERVICOS-NACIONAIS-EM-OBRAS-DO-PAC.html
Advivo, 25 September 2012, 'PAC exigir? conte?do local em obras': http://advivo.com.br/materia-artigo/pac-exigira-conteudo-local-em-obras
On 14 September 2012, Brazil released Provisory Measure no. 580 allowing the government to demand local content requirements for public tenders in the realm of the PAC, i.e., the Growth Acceleration Program (Programa de Aceleraçăo do Crescimento).The measure came into power with its publication in the Official Gazette on 17 September 2012 and was transformed into Ordinary Law no. 12745/2012 on 19 December 2012.
On 16 January 2013, the government released Decree no. 7.888 stipulating that services and manufactured goods for the urban mobility program of the PAC have to be of national origin. Manufactured goods have to be of 80% and services, such as engineering, have to be of 100% domestic production. Also, Decree no. 7.889, created the according body, the Interministerial Commission for Acquisitions in the Growth Acceleration Program (CIA-PAC) which will define in which cases local content requirements are necessary.