TO OFFER COMPREHENSIVE FREIGHT AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE SERVICES FOR EUROPEAN AND BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES
All merchandise entering Brazil is subject to regulations, which are strictly adhered to by the Brazil customs clearance procedures. Provided you have correctly completed all the necessary forms and paid the due taxes, your goods will be able to enter Brazil. Therefore, correct preparation is essential.
A customs broker is essential for the smooth passage through Brazilian customs. He will calculate the correct taxes to pay and tell you if any there are any special requirements for your product. The commonest cause for delays is incorrect documentation, which can result when communication between your customs broker and the importer are unsatisfactory.
You will need the following information:
Depending on your product there may be other agencies involved, each with further requirements. These include
MAPA – MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
ANVISA – BRAZILIAN NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AGENCY
INMETRO – NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METROLOGY, QUALITY AND TECHNOLOGY. THIS IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE THAT GOODS MEET CERTAIN STANDARDS. CERTIFICATION CAN BE VOLUNTARY OR COMPULSORY AND COVERS A WIDE VARIETY OF GOODS.
TAX AUDITOR – ENTITLED TO OVERSEE IMPORTS
This document must be registered in the SISCOMEX system, and the information must agree with the actual product. All other documents must be presented. Taxes and Import Duties are paid at the time the Import Declaration is registered, with the exception of ICMS.
Your goods will then start the process through customs, by one of 5 channels.
Goods are then transferred to the customs house and the Tax Inspector sees the ID, once it has been processed by SISCOMEX.
Depending upon which customs channel the goods have been sent through the necessary inspections will take place. This takes 1-15 days.
Inspection complete, documents verified and taxes paid, finally the goods are ready for collection by the importer.
Goods must be cleared by certain deadlines, or they may be seizes by the federal revenue and destroyed or auctioned.
Communicate well with your customs broker. Therefore, be sure you have completed all the necessary documents. Make sure you have the relevant licences. Pay the correct taxes – and you will have a smooth Brazil customs clearance.
An interesting article about Brazil Customs Clearance can be read here.
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