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According to the Regulations for the Commercial Chambers and its Associations, Federal Government may request opinion related to matters in which they have interest. This is, Construction Chamber may be requested with an opinion in relation to construction regulations, as well as associations of chambers, and so on.
There is a draft in review from the Federal Administration that pretends to amend these Regulations, providing that requesting opinion from chambers will be mandatory for the authority.
Opinion will not be binding, but certainly will increase the representation of chambers in the making of regulations. On the other side, associations, non-profit organisations and individuals will only have the resource of providing opinion through the regulation improvement proceeding before COFEMER.
Finally, there are no rules to determine how the Government will decide the competence of related chambers, and what will happen if they do not do it.
Hopefully, this provision will increase interest of groups for regulation and providing feedback before such regulation enters into effects.