Industrial Standards in Brazil

Overview by
National Standards Organizations
Brazilian technical standards association
Brazilian committee for standardization in the fields of electricity, electronics and telecommunications
Integration in the International Standards Network
Member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), of the Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT) and of the MERCOSUL Association for Standardization (AMN) and of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has become the GSI after merging with a European group (an organization concerning chains of logistics and bar codes).
Obligation to Use Standards
Conforming to standards is obligatory for some products.
For others it is voluntary.
Classification of Standards
ABNT, NBR standards.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
The Brazilian consumer's approach is twofold: the 40 million richest Brazilians have requirements close to those of OECD countries' markets regarding the quality standards of the goods they buy. On the other hand, the rest of the population is especially careful about prices and the product's commercial image.
Online Consultation of Standards
The ABNT catalog.
Certification Organizations
List of organizations authorized to issue certifications

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