Brasilia, 2 February 2022
The OECD and the National Mining Agency (ANM) of Brazil held a virtual international forum to launch the report Regulatory Governance in the Mining Sector in Brazil. The study provides an overview of the main reforms to the mining sector in Brazil. It offers recommendations for improvement in three main aspects: overarching elements of the mining industry and its perception by the Brazilian society, the use of Better Regulation tools and principles to improve the regulatory framework of mining, and to strengthen the governance of the mining regulatory agency. The study benefited from the participation of peer reviewers from the Productivity Commission of Australia and the Chilean Copper Commission.
The event included opening remarks by Paulo Mesquita, Secretary of Geology, Mining and Mineral Transformation of Brazil; Victor Hugo Bicca, General Director of the National Mining Agency, and Nick Malyshev, Head of the Regulatory Policy Division of the OECD. All speakers highlighted the importance of having in place good regulatory and governance arrangements to foster a better development of the mining sector and improve the lives of Brazilian citizens.
Two sessions were held during the launch event:
OECD Regulatory Policy Division in Latin America and the Caribbean @OCDE_RLAC
Gloriana Madrigal, OECD Regulatory Policy Division