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What are the precautions for customs clearance in Brazil

Basenton logistics notes on Brazil’s customs clearance

1. Chinese goods exported to Brazil apply for the exemption period of the port of destination in advance: Brazil generally takes a long time to clear customs, and the shipowner’s demurrage (demurrage) at the Brazilian port is very expensive. Therefore, it is necessary to apply to the shipping company for the exemption period of the destination port in advance before shipment. Generally, you can apply for the exemption period of 21-30 days, otherwise it will incur high demurrage fees at the destination port.

2. Be cautious when using NOR boxes (cold-to-dry containers) for goods exported from China to Brazil: some shipping companies will provide NOR boxes (cold-to-dry containers) services. Although NOR boxes are relatively cheap in terms of sea freight, they are refrigerated in the port of destination. The exemption period is much shorter than that of ordinary containers. Shipping companies generally do not accept applications for the exemption period of refrigerated containers. In addition, the demurrage charge for refrigerated containers in Brazil is much higher than that of ordinary containers. Take H shipping company as an example. The box in Brazil generally has only 4 days of free time, but the demurrage is as high as USD170-260 per day.

3. The freight charges must be shown on the bill of lading for goods exported from China to Brazil, and Brazil’s customs clearance does not accept telex bills of lading: When the goods exported from China to Brazil are cleared in Brazil, only the original bill of lading can be used for customs clearance. The Brazilian customs does not accept Sea Waybill, nor does it accept it. The telex bill of lading must also be shown on the bill of lading, because the local Brazilian customs requires that all goods imported into Brazil must pay freight tax, and the telex bill of lading will be recognized by the Brazilian customs as an act of tax evasion. In addition, almost all shipping in South American countries banned telexes.

4. The goods exported from China to Brazil need to provide CNJP/CPF/NCM: Brazilian customs clearance needs to show CNJP/CPF/NCM on the bill of lading. CNPJ and CPF are the identification numbers of Brazilian companies and individuals, that is, the tax number; NCM: this is the goods The identification number, which is equivalent to my country’s HS code, must be displayed on the manifest.

Basenton logistics notes on Brazil's customs clearance

Exporting to Brazil is at risk!
1. Payment in arrears
Because interest rates in Brazil are very high, the annual interest rate of general companies is basically above 20%, and many companies are even above 40%. Therefore, for Brazilian imports, the high capital cost is the main reason why many Brazilian buyers are unwilling to pay in advance.
In addition, Brazilian customers have a weak concept of abiding by contracts and are protected by Brazilian trade. They are troublesome in customs clearance and have high tariffs. In addition, Brazil’s domestic financial environment is unstable and the currency depreciates rapidly.
From ordering to shipment and shipping, the goods arrive at the Brazilian port, the buyer spreads the goods, and the goods are sold. Brazilian customers must be strong enough to achieve the goal within six months. So when buyers don’t have enough funds, they will try their best to delay payment. This is the main reason why Brazilian buyers default on payment. www.basenton.com

2. Delivery without bill of lading
Brazil can pick up the goods with a copy of the bill of lading, so it often happens that the goods are released without the bill of lading, and the risk of the payment is very high. Therefore, if we want to cooperate with Brazilian customers, we must be very cautious. We should do a good job in risk management to ensure that the payment can be recovered in time.

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