While all eyes are turning to Brazil for this year’s Summer Olympics, wine makers and distributors are more and more looking to the country as a growing market. But gaining access to Brazil’s wine market is not easy for producers and distributors due to the complex process of the importation and sale of wine in the South American country.
In Brazil, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has regulatory authority over domestic and imported plant and plant-derived products, including wine and distilled spirits. The goal of the regulatory scheme for wine imports is to prevent risks to human health. This is achieved by requiring submission of a variety of documentation to customs officials at the point of entry.
Producers and distributors seeking to import wine to Brazil, are advised to collaborate with an experienced importer or third-party expert based in Brazil. TÜV SÜD Brazil for example, is accredited by MAPA to issue certificates of origin, of analysis and of typicity. The testing facilities and experienced staff can verify that wine and other beverages are consistent with stated claims and that they are in compliance with all applicable identity and quality standards.
For more information please see www.tuv-sud.com/foodsafety/wine.
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