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Updated: Brazil’s Data Protection Law

Quick Read: Brazil’s first general law addressing personal data protection has come into force. Law 13,709/2018 (the General Data Protection Law or “GDPL”) is...

Appointing a Distributor in Brazil

When companies staring looking at entering the Brazilian market, they generally seek to sell their goods or services. The appointment of agents can be tricky, as mandatory...

Less Corporate Requisitions = Quicker Turnarounds

Quick Read: Corporate registrations will be faster, as requisitions will be standardised and more limited. Powers of officers at Companies Registries have been reduced. This is...

Public Consultation for Regulatory Good Practices on Foreign Trade

Brazil’s Executive-Secretariat of the Foreign Trade Chamber (“CAMEX” being its Portuguese acronym) proposed a draft for good practices on foreign trade regulations based...

Working Holiday Visa Agreement Between Brazil and France Now in Force

On 11 April 2018 the bilateral working holiday visa agreement signed between Brazil and France on 12 December 2013 was formally published (via Presidential Decree 9,342/2018)....

Low tax on importing goods into Brazil: the Temporary Admission Regime

The temporary admission regime (regime de admissão temporária) allows certain goods to enter Brazil without the payment of import-related taxes. Summary The regime is subdivided...

Tax Havens and Privileged Tax Regimes’ List Changed

On 26 December 2017 the Brazilian Federal Revenue Department (“RFB”) issued a new regulation (Normative Instruction 1,773/2017). This new regulation amends the key piece of...

Mining Royalties Changed Again; Changes to the Mining Code Reversed

Mining Royalties On 19 December 2017 Law 13,540/2017 was passed, bringing material changes to the calculation methods and rates of the financial compensation for the exploitation...

Brazil updates double taxation agreements with India, South Africa and South Korea

On 15 October 2013 the Brazilian and Indian governments signed the amending Protocol to the Brazil–India Double Taxation Agreement. The Protocol amends the Agreement’s article...

RFB’s Private Ruling confirms that most taxes are not payable on commissions to foreign agents

On 10 December 2017, Brazil’s Federal Revenue Department’s (“RFB‘s”) Private Ruling DISIT/SRRF06 6,603/2017 was published addressing the applicable taxes on...