The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) launched a second public consultation process on the revision of normative provisions related to local content certification activities, ruled by ANP Resolution n.º 19/2013.

Public Consultation and Audience n.º 3/2022 from the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) seeks to collect public contributions on a draft resolution intended to modify ANP Resolution n.º 19/2013, which establishes the criteria and procedures for conducting local content certification activities. The revision is intended to streamline the local content certification process, simplifying its regulation, and increasing its predictability, while attending policy principles and the traceability of local content activities.

According to the final version of that regulatory impact analysis, the draft resolution intends to fix six regulatory gaps of ANP Resolution n.º 19/2013. Those gaps include the lack of specific normative definitions related to systems of foreign origin (i.e., groups of equipment, machinery, materials, and associated services that are jointly organized for the execution of specific tasks in E&P operations), and the lack of predictability in the foreign exchange conversion procedures caused by currency volatility.

The consultation is a follow-up to Public Consultation n.º 10/2021, whose object was a preliminary regulatory impact analysis on the same topic (reported in the 26th edition of the Regulatory Report). Contributions can be submitted through this form until March 10. A public hearing will be held on March 23, where interested parties may participate, subscribing through this form. The draft resolution, regulatory impact analysis, and technical notes are available on ANP’s website.