Country of origin requirements (COOL)  (Brazil)

As a rule, country of origin requirements apply to any type of products that is intended to be marketed in Brazil. For imported goods, all required information must be provided in Portuguese and the products must undergo formal regulation by relevant authorities, likes the Brazilian FDA (Anvisa) and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) The country of origin and other related requirements are provided mainly under relevant tax and consumer rights legislation (e.g. Consumer Defense Code), aimed at assuring accurate information to con-sumers including on the origin of goods. From a regulatory perspective, sanitary/food-related regulation also provide labeling requirements for packaged foods, which must include essential information such as origin, manufacturing date, expiration date, product composition, among others (Anvisa Resolution No. 727/2022 and MAPA Normative In-struction No. 22/2005).

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 May 2024. We recommend you contact a specialised food lawyer for legal advice for your particular circumstances to support commercial decisions which could impact your product or business.

Gustavo Swenson Caetano

Mattos Filho