Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa)

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 "Management Results Anvisa 2018"



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Switzerland acknowledges Anvisa inspection excellence

Published:  31 October 2019

Brazil is on the verge of becoming a member of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme, which is expected to happen next year in the first semester. When it happens, a mutual acknowledgement between the inspections of Anvisa and SwissMedic must enter into force.



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

Exporting to Brazil

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

Regulation of products

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


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