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22/06/2021

Five-Year Census of Foreign Capitals 2021 must be submitted by August 16, 2021

In addition to the Census of Foreign Capital conducted, in Brazil, by the Brazilian Central Bank (“Bacen”), for purposes of compiling statistics on the foreign sector, Bacen also requires the delivery of information for the Five-Year Census of Foreign Capital, in the fiscal years ending in zero (0) or five (5), as it is the case of 2021. The base-date for the information delivered is the last year of the immediately precedent fiscal year, as established by Bacen in the Circular No. 3795/2016.

In this year, the Five-Year Foreign Capital Census – Base Year 2020 (“Census 2021”), starts on July 1st, 2021 and information may be delivered until 6 pm of August 16, 2021.

The declarationmust besubmitted by:

  • Legal entities headquartered in Brazil with direct foreign (non-resident) investment, at the base-date of December 31, 2020,regardless of the amount of such investment;
  • Investment Funds with foreign (non-resident) shareholders; and
  • Legal entities headquartered in Brazil with a debt balance of short-term commercial credits (payable within 360 days) granted by non-residents in an amount equal to or greater than the amount in Brazilian Reais equivalent to US$1,000,000.000, at the base-date of December 31, 2020. For this purpose, the exchange rate of the base-date shall be considered as US$1.00 = BRL 5.1961

On the other hand, individuals, governmental entities, legal entities that owe transfers of external credits granted by institutions headquartered in Brazil, and non-profit entities maintained by contributions from non-residents, are dismissed from the obligation of delivering the Census information.

Additionally, please note that failure to timely provide the required information, as well as fakeness, omission, inaccuracy or incompletion of

the information, may entail a fine to the company in the amount of up to 250,000,00, according to the Circular No. 3857/2017.

We are at your disposal to advise on all aspects related to the procedure and assist with further information regarding the declaration.

Please note that Bacen will disclose the statistics compiled from information declared in the Census only in a summarized form, preserving the confidentiality of individual statements.