Brazilian vehicle type approval is regulated by two governmental departments, namely IBAMA (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis)and DENATRAN (Departamento Nacional de Trânsito), of which IBAMA is responsible for environmental protection while DENATRAN is responsible for vehicle safety. Only when a vehicle type obtains both LCVM certificate (Licença para Uso da Configuração de Veículo ou Motor - LCVM) from IBAMA and CAT certificate (Certificado de Adequação à Legislação de Trânsito - CAT) from DENATRAN, it is deemed to have been certified and qualified to be commercialized in Brazilian market.
ATIC provides Brazilian type approval services for domestic OEMs in cooperation with Brazilian certification body CATA. ATIC assists OEMs to complete type approval applications, document preparation, regulation interpretation and training, contacts IBAMA, DENATRAN and local laboratories to coordinate the testing and certification process.
CATA as DENATRAN officially licensed agency is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, CATA provides CAT application and vehicle registration service for vehicle manufacturers. CATA and IBAMA have long-term cooperation to provide manufacturers with emission testing and LCVM application service. In addition, as an authorized motor vehicle inspection agency, CATA issues INMETRO CCT certificates by inspecting small batch manufacturers and prototypes. Through exclusive partnership ATIC and CATA have successfully completed applications and issued CAT and LCVM certificates for Chinese whole vehicle manufactures.
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ATIC will support manufactures for preparing and submitting applications and technical documentations to IBAMA.
Manufacture prepare testing vehicles and deliver to designated labs in China or Brazil under the guidance of ATIC engineers who will follow up testing and reporting process.
IBAMA will review application documents and testing report if result is satisfied LCVM certificate will be issued.
CoP and I/M programs
In order to ensure the conformity of production Brazilian government will conduct CoP audit or CoP tests. Inspection and Maintenance Program will be conducted for the in used vehicles to ensure both manufacture and users comply with emission ordinances.
ATIC will support manufacture for preparing and submitting applications and technical documentations to DENATRAN including application form, manufacture information, vehicle specification, importer information, etc.
ATIC will support Manufacture and Importer to evaluate compliance of the vehicle with DENATRAN ordinances and prepare testing plan accordingly. ATIC will support Manufacture or Importer to prepare testing vehicle and send to ATIC designated testing labs in China or Brazil and perform testing.
After testing pass, testing reports together with technical documents will be reviewed by DENATRAN and CAT certificate will be issued if all result satisfied. Vehicle can be registered and used on road in Brazil legally.
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CONTRAN stands for the National Traffic Council which is the highest normative and advisory body of the National Traffic System. It prepares guidelines for the National Traffic Policy and coordinates all the organs of the National Traffic System. CONTRAN is a normative body while DENATRAN is an executive body.
Any vehicle entering Brazilian market is required to carry out safety tests in accordance with DENATRAN Ordinance No.190/2009, implemented in June 2011 and obtained CAT certificate. The ordinance requires that vehicle parts and systems must meet Brazilian CONTRAN standards. Equivalent ECE or FMVSS standards are no longer acceptable unless specified they are acceptable in the CONTRAN standards.
IBAMA - LCVM
By technical analysis, as well as emission and noise testing, prove that the new vehicle meets emission standards and has a lower degradation rate in use the LCVM certificate will be issued.
To ensure that the vehicles exported to Brazil are in the same state as the products at the time of certification, the Brazilian government will conduct Conformity of Production Audit. The premise of such audit is that if the vehicle importer or manufacturer sells more than 1,000 units per half year, or if the heavy-duty vehicle sells more than 100 units per half year, the Conformity of Production Audit must be performed at the request of the Brazilian government.
In order to ensure that manufacturers and users strictly comply with vehicle emission requirements, CONAMA issued the Vehicle Pollutant Control Program (PCPV) in 2011 to implement inspection and maintenance procedures (I/M programs) for vehicles in use.
Ordinances and Standards
Ordinances and Standards
Motor vehicle emission
Motor vehicle emission
IBAMA Ordinance No. 167/1997
IBAMA Ordinance No. 17/2002
ABNT NBR 8433/95, ABNT NBR 9714/99
Controller indicator, horn, burglar alarm system, warning triangle, cover latch, exchange command recognition, license plate and bracket, multimedia and navigation device, externally mounted hub, brake pedal, mandatory equipment, vehicle VIN number, Reflective surface, flammable material, body number of minibus