Brazil

Questions and answers about Brazil

  • IMPORTER NAME CHANGE FOR BRAZIL CUSTOMS

    QUESTION: We have a customer in Brazil who is legally changing their name as of Jan. 1. What is the best way to accommodate the name change on orders in transit which will have departed prior to name change and will arrive after the name has changed. Customer is concerned that Brazil customs will not […]

  • BRAZIL IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

    QUESTION: We are selling (FCA basis) to a customer in Brazil who picks up from our US plant and takes it back to Brazil. They are asking for signed and stamped Invoices and BOL from the exporter to submit to Brazilian customs for their import clearance. Is this mandatory and if so, why is it […]

  • Brazil Export Control Regime

    QUESTION: I am looking for information in English on how to comply with technical data control requirements under the Brazil Export Control Regime – Brazil law No. 9,112 of 1995 (or newer) and where I can find the items on the Sensitive Goods Lists referenced within in the law. ****************** Answers: The Missile and Nuclear […]

  • 3rd Party Shipping to Brazil

    QUESTION: A business group within my (US) company has finalized a back to back deal in which we have purchased raw materials from a supplier in a foreign country and sold it to consumer in Brazil. Our traders assumed we could do a switch bill to hide the identity of the actual supplier from the […]

  • BRAZIL EXPORT CONTROLS IN ENGLISH

    QUESTION: Does anyone have any English language links or documents on Brazilian Export Controls? Everything I have been able to find has been in Portuguese. ========== Answers: Dear Member,   I have a fair amount of information on Brazil ‘s export control system in English  please feel free to contact me directly at jaypnash@nashglobaltrade.com and/or […]

  • Importing into Brazil

    QUESTION: Our US located company has an agreement with a distributor in Brazil where the Distribution Agreement states that we give exclusive rights to the distributor to market and sell our product in Brazil.  The Distributor Agreement states that the distributor will purchase and resell our products to other companies and sub-distributors in Brazil. I […]

  • BRAZIL WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS

    QUESTION: We are being told by our Brazilian customer that there are new requirements to show the piece weight as well as the total weights on all future shipments.  Is this an actual requirement? ========== Answer: Yes since 2015 ==========

  • BRAZIL IMPORT SCENARIO

    QUESTION: We are attempting to get some professional equipment (fancy cameras and related processing equipment) into Brazil under a carnet for temporary agricultural work.  The equipment is all EAR99.  We had no problem getting it out of the US, but are having great difficulty getting it through the importation process in Brazil.  We cannot get […]

  • IMPORTING USED EQUIPMENT FROM BRAZIL

    QUESTION:   Our company sells new data monitoring equipment, modules, power supplies and other components as a part of a compressor set. The material is sold to a Brazilian customer and used for field testing.     After 1 year, the material is to be moved to another contract, so our sister company in Brazil […]

  • BRAZIL AND ISPM-15 COMPLIANCE

    QUESTION: We recently had an empty wooden crate returned back to the U.S. from Brazil.  We use plastic pallets into Brazil but at times some products will have ISPM-15 compliant wooden crates for added protection.  We are being told that “Even stamped pallets are returning to their origin if Brazilian Customs find them a “threat”…”.  […]

  • DDP REQUIREMENTS TO BRAZIL

    Question:   We are getting conflicting information with regards to using DDP to Brazil.  Would like to understand the requirements, where they are written and any personal experiences. ————————– ANSWERS: It depends on the carrier and value of the shipment.  DDP is not allowed for any formal shipment (value over $3000.00) to Brazil.  We have […]

  • MX – BRAZIL TRADE AND DRAWBACK

    Question:   Situation: I work for a US company with a subsidiary in Mexico (via a Maquiladora). Our Mexico subsidiary is an electronics contract manufacturer. The Mexico subsidiary is considering shipping (automotive design-specific) sub-assemblies to Brazil where the sub assemblies would be integrated into automotive assemblies.   To qualify for the ALADI program – free […]