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Brazil Sets Deadlines for Compliance on Toys Regulation


Brazil Toy Regulation

On June 24th 2020 the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia – INMETRO) published Directive 217/2020and this Directive is intended to revise two other Directives, and amends:

  • The INMETRO Directive 563/2016, about Technical Regulation and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Toys
  • The INMETRO Directive 481/2010, about the Conformity Assessment Requirements for School Items

Important deadlines in Directive 563/2016 were, among others:

  • From January 1st, 2022, domestic manufacturers and importers must manufacture and import toys in accordance
  • From January 1st, 2023, manufacturer and importers must commercialize toys in conformity
  • From July 1st, 2025 distribution and retailers must trade harmonized toys

The Brazilian government has notified The World Trade Organization (WTO) in July 2020. The modification is intended to determine whether toys fulfill requirements, focus on safety and accident prevention, through third parties certification.

All toys must be certified by a certification agent recognized by the INMETRO’s General Coordination for Accreditation (Coordenação Geral de Acreditação - CGCRE).

The INMETRO 217/2020 can be accessed here