This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-G22V6G

New plant species needing inclusion in ANVISA's 'positive list' to enable more types of UK tea brands to be sold to Brazil

in Brazil

Trade barrier summary

Brazil’s regulatory agency, the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has a 'positive' list of plant species allowed for commercialisation of tea in the market. However, this list does not include a number of plant species present in UK tea brands, which mans that these particular teas cannot exported to Brazil.

ANVISA currently regulates tea ingredients on a 'positive list' basis, meaning that each ingredient included in tea preparations needs approval to be added onto their ‘positive list.’ This differs from the ‘negative list’, which instead regulates exclusively/bans substances that are not allowed.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

31 January 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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