The latest issue of our Brazil On The Record Newsletter is out! Every Saturday, we bring you the most important laws, decrees, administrative acts, and executive orders which have been approved by the Brazilian government — and published on the Federal Register (the Diário Oficial da União).
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Control of products of animal origin
To the core: Establishments which require the Federal Inspection Service (SIF) seal to sell their products must comply with more rigorous criteria as of April 21. Producers which already have the seal do not need to take any action for now, but if they reform their premises, or change address, they will need to adhere to the new requirements. This rule includes abattoirs, poultry farms, dairy farms and other establishments which process products of animal origin, even for non-consumption purposes.
Among the requirements for the approval of new establishments—or renovations of existing ones—include the submission of detailed construction blueprints, complete technical and sanitary details (for example, information about sewage destination, sources of bad odors, surrounding neighborhoods, slaughter capacity, species to be slaughtered, a full list of machinery and equipment, a list of products intended to be manufactures, etc.) and the results of laboratory analysis of the water used in the establishment. All of this must be submitted in the prior analysis phase of the project.
Other aspects to bear in mind:
- The ordinance loosens the rules on meat-packing plants. It is now permitted for an establishment which works with beef, for instance, to also operate as a warehouse—even storing products from other areas, such as milk, eggs and related products. In this case, they must include the classification Warehouse of Products of Animal Origin on their license request.
To the core: The National Agency of Civil Aviation (Anac) changed the rules to determine the tariffs to be charged at airports operated by state-owned company Infraero (among them, Santos Dumont Airport and Congonhas Airport) for services of embarking and connection of passengers, as well as for the landing and stays of aircraft. These charges will be paid by airlines, who will then pass on these costs to airfares.
It is not yet clear whether the new formula for calculating tariffs will cause an increase or decrease in costs. Regardless, it has been established