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									WORLD TRADE                                                               G/TBT/N/BRA/407
                                                                          15 December 2010
ORGANIZATION
                                                                          (10-6741)

Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade                                  Original: English



                                        NOTIFICATION

          The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6

1.     Member to Agreement notifying: BRAZIL
       If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):

2.     Agency responsible: Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency – ANVISA
       Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and website
       addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments
       regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:
       National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality-INMETRO
       Telephone: +(55) 21 2563.2821
       Telefax: +(55) 21 2502.6542
       E-mail: barreirastecnicas@inmetro.gov.br
       Web-site: www.inmetro.gov.br/barreirastecnicas

3.     Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:

4.     Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading.
       ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Tobacco products

5.     Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Draft Resolution
       No. 112, November 29th 2010 (3 pages, in Portuguese) – maximum levels of tar, nicotine and
       carbon monoxide permitted on tobacco products and prohibition of additives.

6.     Description of content: This draft resolution establishes the maximum levels of tar, nicotine
       and carbon monoxide permitted in the mainstream of cigarette smoke and the prohibition of
       using additives in the manufacture of all tobacco products manufactured and commercialized
       in Brazil.
       Article 3 (three) of the present resolution defines the maximum levels of carbon monoxide,
       nicotine and tar permitted in cigarette smoke.
       Article 4 (four) determines that it is prohibited to use any denomination in the package or in
       any advertising material of all tobacco products that may cause consumers to a misleading
       interpretation as to the content contained in these products, such as class, ultra low content,
       low content, soft, light, mild, moderate, high content, and others.
       Article 5 (five) prohibits the production and commercialization in the country of any smoking
       tobacco product that has in its composition the additives listed in Annex 1 of this Resolution.
       This Resolution will enter into force on the date of adoption. However articles 8 (eight) and 9
       (nine) establish adequational periods.
       Article (8) eight establishes the maximum period of 4 (four) months from the date of
       publication of this Resolution for manufacturers and importers of tobacco smoking products
                                                                                                    . /.
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       to put into market packages that comply with the determinations of article 4 (four) of this
       Resolution.
       Article 9 (nine) establishes the maximum period of 12(twelve) months from the date of
       publication of this Resolution for manufacturers and importers of tobacco smoking products
       to put into market products that comply with the determinations of article (5) of this
       Resolution.
       This Resolution is based on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
       This draft Resolution revokes Resolution RDC No. 46 March 28th 2001.

 7.    Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable:
       Protection of Human Health and Prevention of Deceptive Practices

 8.    Relevant documents: Brazilian Official Journal (Diário Oficial da União), November 30th
       2010; Section 1 page 129. Draft Resolution (Consulta Pública) number 112, November 29th
       2010, issued by Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency – Anvisa; When adopted, it will be
       published at the Brazilian Official Journal. Available in Portuguese.

9.     Proposed date of adoption:                  To be determined after the end of the
                                                   consultation period
       Proposed date of entry into force:          On the date of adoption

 10.   Final date for comments: 31 March 2011

 11.   Text available from: National enquiry point [X], or address, telephone and fax numbers,
       e-mail and website addresses, if available of the other body:
       National enquiry point
       Agency responsible
       Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency – ANVISA
       SIA, Trecho 5, Área Especial 57
       Brasília – DF / Brazil
       CEP: 71.205–050
       Phone.: 55 61 3462-5402
       E-mail: rel@anvisa.gov.br; gresi@anvisa.gov.br
       Website: http://www.anvisa.gov.br
       "http://portal.anvisa.gov.br/wps/wcm/connect/5be8ca8044dfc7888bf6abd96557fa14/CP+N
       %C2%BA+112+GPDTA.pdf?MOD=AJPERES"

								
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