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Provisional Measure 1,116 was published on 5 May 2022. The measure implemented the ‘Programa Emprega + Mulheres e Jovens,’ a program to include and maintain women and young people in the labor market. Also published was Decree 11,061, which provides for the right to professionalization of underage and young people through professional learning programs.

On 11 March 2022, Supplementary Law #192 introduced the single-stage ICMS tax regime on transactions involving fuels. This new law aims to reduce the final customer’s tax burden on transactions involving the following fuels: gasoline, anhydrous ethanol fuel, diesel, biodiesel, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas. Moreover, Supplementary Law #192 temporally reduces to zero the PIS and COFINS rates on transactions involving the above-mentioned fuels until 31 December 2022, without affecting the accrual of credits.

The National Health Surveillance Agency published Resolution RDC No. 625/2022, which provides the minimum requirements related to the marketing authorization holders’ obligation to communicate the implementation of a drug recall to the competent authorities and consumers. This is in case there is sufficient evidence or proof of quality deviation resulting in risks or consequences to health, as well as due to the cancellation of registration related to safety and efficacy.

The National Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil (Secretaria Nacional do Consumidor (SENACON)) has prepared a guide — the “Practical Guide for the Analysis of Price Increases of Products and Services” — focusing on guiding the authorities’ actions on the identification and characterization of abusive price increases for products and services and what measures should be taken in this case.

On 16 February 20221, the National Mining Agency published Directive No. 95 of 7 February 2022, defining the regulatory measures applicable to mining dams pursuant to the National Policy on Dam Safety. The resolution enters into effect on 22 February 2022 and establishes mandatory deadlines for entrepreneurs.

The federal government has enacted Federal Decree no. 10,946/2022, which establishes and regulates the guidelines for energy generation in offshore projects, particularly about the use of maritime space and the exploitation of natural resources. With the publication of the Decree and according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, certain gaps are expected to be filled, in addition to a greater regulatory assurance involving the development of offshore power generation projects.