Brazil Proposes to Change the Toys Importation Policy
The Brazilian Government has published an Emergency Order to control the qualities
of imported toys by using Certification System No. 7, which was established
by MERCOSUR Technical Regulation No. 23/04 on Toy Safety. However, test reports
from laboratories outside Brazil are not accepted.
The Brazilian Government proposed to
amend the importation policy on October 30, 2008.
1. Certification of Compliance:
- In cases where components and parts
of toys are imported solely for manufacture but not for commercialization
as toy, compulsory certification is not required.
- Toys or components and parts of toys,
depending on cases, must be certified by Certification System No. 5 or No.
2. Conformity Label:
- All imported toys shall be labeled for
identification of conformity.
- The conformity label shall only be affixed
after its certification; conformity label preprinted on the packaging of the
toy is not allowed.
3. Test Reports:
- Test reports (NM 300) from laboratories
outside Brazil will be accepted;
- The test report must be in Portuguese
(Brazil) with approved signature and contact information of the issuer;
- The laboratory shall be accredited by
ILAC signatory accrediting body, or INMETRO;
- The following additional tests for all
products tested abroad must be carried out to check for compliance in Brazil
by Brazilian laboratories/ certification bodies:
- General: mechanical and physical
- Chemical: migration of certain elements
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