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Public ID: PID-W9ZKL9

Divergent regulation for classifying and labelling blended whisky in Brazil affecting UK alcoholic drinks exporters/investors

in Brazil

Trade barrier summary

In Brazil, the Federal Decree 6.871 of June 2009 amends the Federal Bill 8.918 of July 1994, and establishes the legal basis for the standardisation, classification, registration, inspection, production and surveillance of drinks. For whisky, the Decree states that in order to be classified as blended whisky, it needs to have at least 30% of malt whisky, mixed with simple alcoholic distillates of cereals i.e. grain whisky.

This percentage is divergent from international standards used in other countries, negatively affecting the UK's whisky exports to Brazil.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

18 June 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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