Brazil Clarifies Jewelry Requirements with Consolidated Technical Regulation

Brazil has published a Consolidated Technical
Regulation (CTR) that incorporates all the mandatory requirements pertaining to

Published by the Brazilian Ministry of
Economy/National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Ministério da
Economia/Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia) as
INMETRO Ordinance No. 123 of February 16, 2021, in March 2021, the CTR provides
clarity in the market for jewelry and costume jewelry.

provisions include:

  • Clarification on

    1. Applies to jewelry and costume jewelry for adults and children
    2. Does not apply to internal components of wristwatches, and similar
      items, that are inaccessible without the use of a tool
  • Requirement to
    conform to cadmium and lead limits:

    • Cadmium: less than 0.01% (100 ppm)
    • Lead: less than 0.03% (300 ppm)
  • Jewelry and costume
    jewelry under the scope of the CTR are subject to INMETRO market surveillance
  • Suppliers are
    required to furnish the required information within 15 days when requested by
  • Definition for ‘jewelry
    and costume jewelry’, which includes components for the manufacture of jewelry

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The CTR came into effect on April 1, 2021, repealing
INMETRO Ordinance 43/2016.

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