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Rio de Janeiro State enacted a new Amne...

New Special Payment Program (“PEP”), as governed by Decree# 47.488, of February 12, 2021  On February 17, 2021, the State of Rio de Janeiro Governor enacted Decree # 47,488/21, launching a new Amnestry Program, the Special Payment Program (“PEP”), for the payment of tax debts related to the State VAT tax (“ICMS”), State Donations and […]

Anvisa published new Resolution on Good...

ANVISA published on October 9, in the Official Gazette the new Resolution of the Collegiate Board – RDC nº 430/2020 providing for the Good Practices of Distribution, Storage and Transport of Drugs. This new Resolution revokes Resolution No. 304/2019, which was published almost a year ago, but had not yet entered into force. ANVISA maintained the […]

CHANGES IN NATIONAL DAM SAFETY POLICY

On October 1st, 2020, Federal Law No. 14,066 was published, which substantially altered the National Dam Safety Policy (Federal Law No. 12,334/2010), especially regarding  (i) the classification of risk and potential damage associated with dams, (ii) the preparation of the Dam Safety Plan, (iii) preparation of the Action and Emergency Plan, (iv) new administrative infractions […]

NEW LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHES RULES ON TAKE...

The Municipal Law No. 17,471/2020 was published this last Thursday (October 01, 2020), and establishes the mandatory implementation of the take back system in the Municipality of São Paulo to be held by producers, importers, distributors and sellers of the following products and their packaging: (i) used and contaminated lubricating oil and its residues; (ii) lead-acid batteries; […]

Biodiversity – Brazilian Senate a...

Brazil made another important step towards the internalization of the Nagoya Protocol. On 6 August 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved the Protocol, an international agreement supplementary to the Convention on Biological Diversity that creates incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources. It strengths the contribution of the biodiversity to the environmental development. […]

New regulation on the ascertainment of ...

State Decree No. 55,374/2020 which establishes new regulation for the ascertainment of infractions to the environment and their administrative procedures in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, was published on July 23, 2020. The new Decree revoked State Decree No. 53,202/2016 and the new rules will come into force 60 (sixty) days after the […]

State Law # 8,926/2020: only legislativ...

The Rio de Janeiro State enacted yesterday State Law # 8,926/2020, prohibiting the creation of ICMS (state VAT) tax incentives through infralegal rules (e.g. executive branch decrees or state treasury office resolutions). State Law # 8,926/2020 states that ICMS tax incentives must be created through acts originated from the Legislative Branch (e.g. a law on […]

Biodiversity – The Nagoya Protoco...

On 8 July 2020, the Chamber of Deputies approved the Nagoya Protocol, an international agreement supplementary to the Convention on Biological Diversity that creates incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources. It strengths the contribution of the biodiversity to the environmental development. Now, the Senate will analyze to approve the bill. The […]

NEW FEDERAL DECREE REGULATES THE TAKE-B...

The Federal Decree No. 10,388/2020, which regulates the take-back system for medicines nationwide, was published last Friday (June 5th, 2020) on an extra edition of the Federal Official Gazette. The regulation will come into force a hundred and eighty (180) days after its publication. The system will cover the structuring, implementation and operationalization of the […]

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