ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Apr 2014In April 2014, 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. 8.223 of 3 April 2014, published in the Official Gazette of 4 April 2014, pp. 1-2: http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=04/04/2014&jornal=1&pagina=1&totalArquivos=232
On 3 April 2014, the Brazilian government decided in Decree no. 8.223 to apply a margin of preference of 10% for the public procurement of various types of toys and games. The goods are classified under the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) 9503.
This means that a domestic producer will be preferred by the government if the contractor offers a price that is within the range of the lowest bid by a foreign company plus the preferential margin of 10%. 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 Measures).
The measure (Decree no. 8223) came into effect on 4 April 2014 and lasts until 31 December 2015.