The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) launched a public consultation on the improvement of regulatory requirements for local content certification activities. ANP intends to improve predictability for E&P agents and their suppliers.

The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), through Public Consultation n. 10/2021, submitted a preliminary regulatory impact analysis to public consultation, related to the improvement of local content certification activities, more specifically, the improvement of the regulatory requirements provided in ANP Resolution n. 19/2013 for certifying the compliance of E&P agents with their local content obligations.

The preliminary regulatory impact analysis submitted by ANP presented a list of absent regulatory provisions, interpretations, and criteria considered necessary for the efficient provision of local content certification activities, an absence caused by the technical progress in local content assessment not being matched by improvements in regulation. According to the regulatory impact analysis, that discrepancy results in difficulties to incorporate specific industrial processes and trade strategies to local content certification, entailing uncertainty for E&P operators and their suppliers. ANP provides details on the regulatory update intended to be carried out in order to improve the predictability of local content certification.

Contributions can be submitted to this e-mail address until September 6. The regulatory impact analysis, as well as more information and a template for submitting contributions, can be found at ANP’s website.