Tax: up to 96%
Duties: up to 34%
Restricted items: Second-hand goods
Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays
Lead times: 6-7 weeks
Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder
Prominent Languages: Portuguese
The Complexities of Importing into Brazil
Importing into Brazil is notoriously difficult and expensive. This is due to the excessively high taxes put in place by the government to disincentivize the purchase of foreign goods to stimulate the internal economy. Shipping directly into Brazil is also a real challenge and shipping via another hub is recommended. This is a highly complex process with numerous moving parts.
When shipping indirectly, you must use a freight forwarder. Brazil also has further restrictions on second-hand goods, and due to the potential for shipping through the USA, tariffs associated with the Chinese trade war should be considered. Despite the complexity faced when importing into Brazil, several large IT companies have regional headquarters and data centers located here.
How TecEx Can Help You Import into Brazil
Shipping to Brazil need not be so complicated. As Brazil is one of our most popular destinations, you can rest assured that TecEx’s tried and tested process is the most reliable and efficient solution. TecEx will ensure that all necessary compliance is in place, conducting rigorous pre-compliance checks to ensure your goods sail through customs the first time. Although an expensive destination, TecEx’s 100% accurate, fully landed quotes mean you can budget accurately without worrying about unforeseen costs.
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