The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) is an autarchy linked to the Ministry of Health, part of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) as the coordinator of the Brazilian Health Regulatory System (SNVS), present throughout the national territory.

Anvisa’s role it to promote the protection of the population’s health by executing sanitary control of the production, marketing and use of products and services subject to health regulation, including related environments, processes, ingredients and technologies, as well as the control in ports, airports and borders.

Click here to see the mission and vision of Anvisa.

Click here to see the folder "Results Anvisa 2017"


About Anvisa

Click here for an introduction to Anvisa’s role and organization, its strategic objectives, challenges and international relations

Exporting to Brazil

Click here to learn more about border controls performed in Brazil for imported products regulated by Anvisa

Regulation of products and companies

Click here to be informed about Anvisa’s norms applicable to the regulation of products and companies


Click here to get information about the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis and about travelling with controlled substances

Scope of action


  • Market authorization for products prior to its manufacturing, market exposure or delivery to consumers

  • Inspections to ensure manufacturing quality; products’ post-market and post-use activities (monitoring, oversight, complaints’ receipt, etc.)

  • Oversight to enforce compliance with sanitary regulations

  • Control of the import, export and circulation of ingredients and goods subject to health regulation

  • Health regulation actions in services for outpatient care (routine or emergency) and hospitalization; diagnostic support and therapeutic services that entail the incorporation of new technologies

  • Coordination of special programmes to monitor the quality of regulated products and services

  • Control actions in ports, airports and borders, to ensure the sanitary control of facilities, services and means of transportation, products’ import and the protection of travelers’ health

  • Adoption of preemptive and control measures for outbreaks, epidemics and public health emergencies

Contact Us

Please use the available form to contact the technical areas of Anvisa about any doubts you might have, information you wish from the Agency or to forward suggestions and complaints. Your message will reach the Agency’s electronic system designed to receive any contact from the public, and will be answered in accordance with Anvisa’s Services Policy. Please write your questions preferably in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

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