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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 . /. G/TBT/N/BRA/407 Page 2 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: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org 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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