Shipping to Brazil
Shipping to Brazil
Cargo Shipping to Brazil?
Learn more about Customs Information and Rules and Regulations for Sea Shipping to Brazil
Formally known as the Federative Republic of Brazil, Brazil is the biggest country in South America. The country has thousands of miles in coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and is bordered by Colombia, Peru, Boliva, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Home to many sea shipping ports, one of the country’s biggest, the Port of Santos, is situated less than 50 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil’s capital city. Other major shipping ports in Brazil include the Port of Rio De Janeiro, the Port of Rio Grande, Port of Itaguai, Port of Itajai and Port of Aratu.
If you are shipping items to Brazil, you are allowed to ship personal effects and household goods duty free if your cargo shipment is comprised of items that you have owned and used for at least six months. The items that qualify for duty free shipping to Brazil must be used and cannot be for resale.
Shippers are required to provide a CPF number when shipping to Brazil. The CPF number or Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas is used by the Receita Federal or Federal Revenue agency in Brazil for tax purposes. Each resident and citizen of Brazil has a unique CPF number and if this is not provided in your cargo shipment to Brazil, you will likely be issued fines by Brazilian customs authorities. Make sure also that your CPF number accompanies the list of items that you are shipping to Brazil.
If you are not a permanent resident or citizen of Brazil, and you are shipping to Brazil, you need to obtain a personal visa, either a permanent or working visa, before your shipment departs from its point of origin. Please note that our shipment should not arrive in Brazil later than 120 days after your own arrival in the country. In addition, it is advisable that you arrive in Brazil before starting the Customs Clearance process in the country.
Customs clearance when shipping to Brazil is very important. You should plan to have all of the necessary and required documents for shipping to Brazil ready and available before your cargo arrives at the shipping port or airport. It is advisable to have two copies of all of the documents you are required to have when shipping to Brazil.
In addition, please note that when shipping cargo to Brazil, please note that all shipments arriving in Brazil are subject to a sanitary inspection or an ISPM15.
Shipping Household Goods and Personal Items to Brazil
In terms of shipping household appliances to Brazil, there are no restrictions for shipping household appliances as long as they have been in your possession and are compatible with your economic situation in Brazil.
You are allowed to ship bicycles to Brazil and other exercise equipment if you are using this equipment for your own exercise and not for commercial gain.
You are allowed to ship computers to Brazil but it is important to note that you are only allowed to ship a quantity of computers that is compatible with your situation.
You are allowed to import some new items to Brazil if they are for your personal use but you are not allowed to ship new items without paying duties if it is for commercial resale. An experienced cargo shipping company can provide additional information to you about this custom regulation.
You can ship wine and food and other consumer products like cleaning items, etc. to Brazil but you will be expected to pay duty fees and taxes. Duty fees and taxes on these types of items when shipping to Brazil often total to around 50% of the declared value of the items.
Items Prohibited from Shipment to Brazil
You are not allowed to ship certain items to Brazil. For example, you cannot ship arms, ammunition or dangerous objects to Brazil. Importing those types of items is strictly prohibited. You are also not allowed to ship narcotics and other drugs to Brazil.
Shipping Cars, Motorcycles, Boats and Other Vehicles to Brazil
If you are interested in shipping motor vehicles, motorcycles and boats to Brazil, it is important to note that used vehicles cannot be imported to Brazil. The only people allowed to import used vehicles to Brazil are foreign diplomats. You are allowed to ship new motor vehicles to Brazil through a trade company. You should be aware that you will be expected to pay significant duty fees if you decide to do this.
There is a lot to think about before shipping to Brazil or some other destination in South America or worldwide. A professional cargo shipping company will provide you with top notch assistance to guide you through all the rules and regulations, paperwork and logistics, pertaining to your shipment to Brazil. Choosing the right international sea shipping agency can help make your experience with international shipping to Brazil much easier. You can get a fast and free freight quote from Cargo Experts, or you can call toll free 1- 866-994-7822 for more information about shipping to Brazil.