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Posted 2020-05-14

The Covid 19 global health crisis has a major impact on all the sectors of the Brazilian economy. Faced with this unprecedented situation, the procedure followed in the issuing of digital certificates has been modified. Indeed, the issuance of qualified digital certificates requested by new companies now can be done via videoconference indentification.

Through this article, we intend to give you all the information you need to get about this change.

During this major global crisis, our team of experts continues to support you with the launching and the management of your business in Brazil. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any administrative, financial and tax support.


Brazilian economy  : Issuing qualified digital certificates during the Coronavirus pandemic


Like other countries affected by the Covid 19 epidemic, the Brazilian economy is facing multiple upheavals. Regarding the local companies, many administrative procedures have been paused, as IRL meetings were not possible anymore. In the face of this constraint, the Brazilian government has decided to authorize a new identification procedure for issuing digital certificates to companies.

Indeed, during the health emergency due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, qualified digital certificates may be issued to companies, for which identification methods by videoconference is accepted.

In recent weeks, qualified digital certificates given thanks to the identification methods by videoconference has become possible. This new option has been opened to adopt urgent complementary measures in the social and economic field, to face the COVID-19 global crisis.


Specifically, the norm establishes that:

  • During the validity of the health emergency, the issuance of qualified digital certificates to companies will be allowed regarding electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market.
  • According to this, the supervisory body will accept this way of identification by videoconference.


You need further info about the issuance of digital certificates during the Covid 19 global pandemic ? Feel free to contact our team, we’ll be happy to help.

Author's post: Europartner Accounting