Brazil

Mandatory Organic Standards and Labels

Organic production in Brazil is regulated by the Organic Law 10.831 2003, most recently updated in 2017, which outlines the basic requirements for organic production. Decree 6 323 2007 provides details on how the law is applied whilst a series of eight Normative Instructions from 2009 and 2011 establishes control mechanisms, technical standards and procedures, including for accreditation, certification, marketing, labelling, inputs and organic production standards for plant, animal, and aquaculture.

The competent authority in Brazil is the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).

There is a mandatory national organic logo, which must be used for all domestic and imported organic products. All operators in the supply chain must be certified according to the Brazilian organic regulation. The official label (SisOrg - Selo do Sistema Brasileiro de Avaliação da Conformidade OrgânicaI) is mandatory, with two versions (one for audit certification and one for the Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) system).

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply: Organic Legislation
The website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) provides an overview on organic legislation in Brazil including links to the Organic Law 10 831 2003, to the Decree 6 323 2007 and to the relevant Normative Instructions outlining detailed information and requirements for all aspects of organic production. This page is updated regularly.
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MAPA: Organic Law 10 831 2003
The Organic Law 10 831 2003 outlines the basic law governing organic production in Brazil. The document is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.
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MAPA: Decree 6 323 2007
Decree 6 232 2007 outlines the accreditation, certification, market, labelling, input and control mechanisms for organic products in Brazil. The document is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.
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Normative Instruction Nº 50-2009 - Official Seal of the Brazilian Organic Conformity Assessment
The Normative Instruction No. 50-2009 covers the requirements and instructions for the use of the national organic label. The document is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.
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Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento)
The Website of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento – MAPA) provides links to information on approval (either by third party certification, Participatory Guarantee Systems or direct sales from small operators), organic production standards, permitted inputs and legislation.
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Voluntary Organic Standards and Labels

There are no voluntary standards and labels in Brazil.

Control Bodies

There are three permitted approaches for organic quality assurance. Firstly, certification by approved third party Certification Bodies accredited by the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO). Secondly, by Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) through a participatory conformity assessment body (OPAC), which is certified and supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) with no need for accreditation by INMETRO. Thirdly, restricted to small farmers selling directly to consumers under the control of a social control body (OCS), there is no certification requirement.

Control Bodies and Participatory Conformity Assessment Bodies in Brazil
This list covers the organic certification bodies operating in Brazil and accredited by INMETRO as well as the organisations approving Participatory Guarantee Systems, which do not have to be accredited by INMETRO. The list is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).
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National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO)
INMETRO is responsible for the accreditation of all third party organic certification bodies in Brazil.
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Import Requirements

Brazil does not have equivalence agreements with any country. All importers must be certified by a third party certification body approved to operate in Brazil.

Organic products imported to Brazil must be certified by an organization registered at the Federal Agency INMETRO (Accreditation Body approved by the Brazilian government) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA). Therefore, each operator interested in exporting organic products to the Brazilian market should make sure that its certification body is registered.

Control Bodies and Participatory Conformity Assessment Bodies in Brazil
This list covers the organic certification bodies operating in Brazil and accredited by INMETRO as well as the organisations approving Participatory Guarantee Systems, which do not have to be accredited by INMETRO. The list is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).
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Further Information

Further information on organic agriculture in Brazil.

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento)
The Website of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento – MAPA) provides links to information on approval (either by third party certification, Participatory Guarantee Systems or direct sales from small operators), organic production standards, permitted inputs and legislation.
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Organics Brasil
Website operated by Organis, the Brazilian Council for Organic and Sustainable Production, which promotes members and their products in the global market, helping to exhibit in international trade shows.
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Apex Brazil
The website of Apex Brazil, a Brazilian agency for promotion of exports from Brazil, provides useful background information on Brazil.
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Global Organic Trade Guide: Brazil
Website of the American Organic Trade Association (OTA) providing information on international organic trade designed for U.S. exporters. Most information is also relevant for exporters from other countries.
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USDA: GAIN Report for Brazil – Exporter Guide
The report covers summary information on the Brazilian market and detailed guidance for exporters to Brazil with business tips, sector structure, import prospects and key contacts. It is provided by the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Update 2016).
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