Government of Brazil regulates prohibition of medical, hospital and hygiene items exportation

Jun 30, 2020


The Presidency of Brazil published Decree n. 10,407/2020 today (June 30), regulating the prohibition of exports on medical, hospital, and hygiene products deemed essential to the combat of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the public health emergency state lasts, according to the authorization granted by Law n. 13,993/2020. The list of items subject to the export prohibition were specified on an attachment to the decree.

The Decree foresees the possibility of granting exceptional authorization for exports of these items, under certain circumstances, upon the consultation of other Ministries. Exceptions to the prohibition described in the decree should be granted when the items cannot be used in the health area, for in-flight supplies, certification and approval processes, or outward processing.

The Decree’s rules come into force immediately upon publication.