Export Market Guide - Brazil

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All regulatory information for exporting wine to Brazil, including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.

Brazil is a member of the WTO and the G20 and holds the chair for the G20 group of developing countries in the WTO.

Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay formed the Southern Cone Common Market (known as'Mercosul') in 1991. In July 2006, Venezuela officially became a full member of Mercosul. Chile and Bolivia also have special trade agreements with the member countries. Mercosul represents a market of almost 250 million people with a multi-trillion dollar combined GDP.

The information in this guide has mostly been obtained from secondary sources. Caution should be taken when using this guide and it is advisable to seek further information.

Regulatory environment

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) regulates production, marketing, import and export for a range of products including alcoholic beverages. MAPA and the Ministry of Health (MS) through its National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) are the primary regulators of agricultural products. The following information should be treated with caution and clarification should be sought from your Brazilian agent. 

There are numerous laws applicable to wine. Principal laws include Law No. 7678 of 1988 and Decree No. 8198 of 2014 on Regulating the Production, Distribution and Marketing of Wine and Grape Products; Portaria No 43 of 18 May 2016 on the Identity and Quality of Wine; Resolução No. 123 of 04 November 2016 which provides for food additives and authorised technology assistants for use in wines; and Instrução Normativa No 49 of 1 November 2011 on Technical Regulation on Oenological Practices.

Import procedures for the Brazil market

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Duties and taxes for the Brazil market

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Labelling requirements for the Brazil market

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Wine standards for the Brazil market

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