New legislation regarding defense purchases is in force in Brazil since rnthe end of September. Provisional Measure n. 544 enacted rules that rnfavor Brazilian products, services and technology in government rnpurchases. Brazil has an important defense budget, with massive rninvestments foreseen for the next few years. A brief analysis by Cesar A. Guimar�es Pereirarn addresses the novelties in the recently created legislation and some rnpossible concerns of international suppliers. Check here the text of MP n. 544 translated into English.