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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Benefits for agribusiness
To the core: Since 1997, states have been allowed to make 60 percent reductions in Goods and Services Tax (ICMS) charged on the interstate trade of various essential items to the agribusiness sector, including pesticides, raw materials for fertilizers, animal feed, and medications, serums, and vaccines used in farming. This agreement was meant to remain in force until 1999, but has been extended year-on-year. The last extension occurred at the beginning of this month and the benefit is now available until April 30, 2020. This week, the National Board on Farming Policy created a working group comprising representatives from state finance departments and “the participation of representatives from the agribusiness sector,” to “debate, promote studies and propose alterations” to rules.
Source: Resolução nº 6, de 10 de abril de 2019
Chemical safety in animal products
To the core: The Ministry of Agriculture approves rules for sampling and reference limits for the National Plan to Control Residue and Contaminants in Products of Animal Origin (PNCRC) of this year. The purpose of this plan is to ensure the chemical safety of the Brazilian production of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, horse meat, rabbit meat, game meat, ostrich meat, milk, fish, honey, and eggs. Reference