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GHS Status

Focal points:

Ministry of Labor and Employment Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Health

GHS implementation status

Transport of dangerous goods

For international transport of dangerous goods, see “Implementation through international legal instruments, recommendations, codes and guidelines”


For regional transport between the Common Market of South (MERCOSUR) member states (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) refer to the information provided under “Mercosur”. At national level, land transport of dangerous goods is regulated by Resolution Nº 5232 of 14 December 2016, based on the 19th revised edition of the Model Regulations

GHS implementation status (other sectors)



Ordinance No.26 (on hazard communication) of the Ministry of Labour implemented the GHS in the workplace. Technical provisions for the implementation of the GHS are given in the standards developed by the Brazil Association of Technical Standards (ABNT)


The first version of standard ABNT NRB 14725 was released in 2009. The Standard has 4 parts, addressing terminology, hazard classification, labelling and safety data sheets.


In June 2019, ABNT updated part 2 of standard. A number of corrections and amendments to other parts of the standard were published since their first release in 2009, as follows:

  • ABNT NRB 14725-1:2009 Terminology (corrected in 2010)
  • ABNT NRB 14725-2:2019, Amend.1 (2019) Hazard Classification System
  • ABNT NRB 14725-3:2017 Labelling
  • ABNT NRB 14725-4:2014 Safety Data Sheet or FISPQ


For pure substances: As of 27 February 2011, classification must be done using NBR 14725-2, packing and labelling using NBR 14725-3 and SDS must be authored using NBR 14725-4. For mixtures: As of 1 June 2015, all mixtures must be classified, packed and labelled in accordance with NRB 14725-2 and 3 respectively and SDS authored using NBR 14725-4.


Standard 14725 is currently being revised to bring it into line with the 7th revised edition of the GHS. The consultation period for submission of comments to the proposed draft ended on 19 November 2020.