ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Jan 2015In January 2015, the government of Brazil announced a change in the required local operations to serve domestic customers.
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BNDES press release of 29 January 2015 (in Portuguese): http://www.bndes.gov.br/SiteBNDES/bndes/bndes_pt/Institucional/Sala_de_Imprensa/Noticias/2015/Todas/20150129_niteroi.html
BNDES PMAT (in Portuguese): http://www.bndes.gov.br/SiteBNDES/bndes/bndes_pt/Institucional/Apoio_Financeiro/Produtos/FINEM/pmat.html
On 29 January 2015, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced to finance the municipality of Uberlândia (MG) with 44.6 million real (USD 14.88 million) through its credit line on fiscal administration modernization (BNDES PMAT). The loan is going to finance mainly IT-related equipment.
The measure is considered to be discriminatory, since BNDES's PMAT credit line requires a national content of at least 60% on equipment, such as on information technology.