The Resolution of the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) # 36, published in the Federal Gazette of May 31, 2013, provides for the internal regulation of the Technical Group for Management of the Brazilian Nomenclature Detailing (GDBN), which is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Brazilian Nomenclature Detailing (DBN) of 4 digits additional to the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM), exclusively in the Brazilian territory, for purposes of statistics and foreign trade administration.
 
Under the internal regulation, the GDBN will periodically inform the Council of Ministers about terms, costs and specifications related to the stage of development and implementation of the DBN, as well as the process of opening and maintenance of the DBN codes. The group is composed of CAMEX's Executive Office, which manages it, CAMEX's Foreign Trade Office (SECEX) of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (MDIC), which will assume the Executive Office, and the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil (RFB) of the Ministry of Finance (MF).
 
The petitions to open DBN codes may be filed as from July 1, 2013, through claims filed by the private sector or official letters, which must be submitted with a completed specific Form.
 
The DBN will make it possible to more accurately identify the products that may be of interest to the government and the private sector. In addition to enhancing the statistical assessment and the administrative treatment, the additional 4-digit breakdown will simplify the authorization of government agencies and make the Brazilian foreign trade easier.
 
In the current system, the NCM code is often not enough to specify certain products of specific interest, which makes it impossible to obtain separated statistics, which are essential for accurate analyses. The monitoring based on misleading information causes several measures not to be adopted or, if adopted, they do not produce the practical result intended, and that jeopardizes the preparation of foreign trade policies that define investments, incentives and trade protection measures, and also impairs the business planning in the private sector.
 
The updated list of DBN codes will be provided in the websites of the MDIC, the RFB and the Brazilian Foreign Trade Portal.
 
For further information, see: CAMEX Resolution # 6/2013: http://camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1029 CAMEX Resolution # 36/2013: http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1069