Brazil's new sanitation legal framework expected to attract private investment in the sector

A new regulatory framework for basic sanitation in Brazil was approved by the Brazilian National Congress on 24 June 2020.

Bill No. 4,162/2019, labeled the "sanitation legal framework," is expected to be approved by President Bolsonaro in the next few days. The new regulation promises to bring greater stability and legal certainty to the development and expansion of Brazil's water and sanitation sector through the promotion and safeguarding of market competition, the removal of barriers to entry, and the standardization of regulations governing the sector, all of which are expected to encourage greater investment, both domestic and foreign, in this critical infrastructure sector.

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