FIDI Import Customs Guide BRAZIL
Updated: Apr 20
Last updated on 22 Sept. 2022
Please consign shipment exactly as follows: (these are mandatory):
Full name (As listed on the passport without using the terms “Mr.”, “Mrs.”,“Ms” nicknames or abbreviations).
CPF Number (Shipper must inform you) – All residents in Brazil have this number (this is the Brazilian taxpayer ID)
Address in Brazil.
When a shipment arrives to Brazil, customs clearance process cannot be started if pre-registration (credenciamento) of a customer at customs is not completed.
To pre-register customer we need the following documents at least 07 working days before shipment arrives to Brazil:
Customer ID card or protocol, Brazilian Social Security - CPF - or protocol
Bill of lading
Power of attorney
Used household goods and Personal Effects: mandatory code NCM 9797.
Diplomatic Cargo Status / Diplomatic Used household goods and Personal Effects/ Diplomatic Automobiles: mandatory code NCM 9898.
Diplomatic Automobiles: mandatory code NCM 8703.
Please also have the following information properly declared on the OBL(Original Bill of Lading):
OBL must be rated showing the freight cost (“as per agreement” is not allowed);
Correct and true gross weight in kilos only (“pounds” is not allowed);
Measurement in cubic meters only (“cubic feet” is not allowed);
Description of goods and number of volumes according the packing list.
The Harmonized Code for HHGDS i.e.: 2 wooden lift vans STC 70 packages of used household goods and personal effects or 150 packages loose packed in 1x20 ́ CNTR.
There will be no exceptions and any Bill of Landing issued without all the information required (as outlined in the consignment instructions) will be subject to fines around US$ 5,000 for correction.
The required information is the following:
Bills of Lading to be Consigned to SHIPPER (owners’ complete name) This is a must. Do not consign shipment to Moving Company or any Company.
Full address - Address must be the same as the proof of residence in Brazil and the fiscal address (the same as the CPF register or the last informed in the annual income tax return).
Shippers CPF Number (Brazil Income Tax number).
In the body of the Bills of Lading, the Customs Commodity Code for household goods/personal effects must be shown.
For individuals other than diplomats:NCM 9797.
For DIPLOMATS: NCM 9898.
For Diplomatic Automobiles: mandatory code NCM 8703.
All shipments are required to have the client’s CPF (Cadastro de Pessoas Fisicas - Brazilian Social Security number) card number mentioned on the original Bill of Lading. Delays and possible charges (port storage and demurrage) will be caused if CPF card number is not listed.
Customs authorities will not authorize
Customs clearance of household goods shipments without a proper visa.
Franchise will be granted only against presentation of the B/L. - should be mailed immediately.
Document of franchise will be issued by Itamaraty or Minister of Affair.
PRESENTS, SOUVENIRS, WORKS OF ART, ANTIQUES
As long as it is not for commercial purposes and in a reasonable quantity.
The purchase invoice/credit card statement copy may be required by Customs authorities.
PRECIOUS METAL OBJECTS
Duty free entry if part of the household effects.
MOTOR VEHICLES, PASSENGER CARS, MOTORCYCLES,
ELECTRIC BICYCLE AND OTHER VEHICLES BY
COMBUSTION OR BATTERY
Importation of engines or vehicles is prohibited, except for diplomatic members.
MACHINES, APPLIANCES, SPARE PARTS
Only allowed if required for exercise or shipper's profession.
CATS & DOGS
Customs clearance only after examination by veterinarian at customs
Customs clearance only after examination by veterinarian at port of entry.
Arms, Ammunition, dangerous objects.
Subject to consultation with the Brazilian Army prior to departure from the country of origin.
Small caliber only, for personal use,hunting rifles. No dangerous objects allowed. Guns and ammunitions will be retained until inspected by the army officials.
In case of non-compliance, shipment may return to origin.
FUMIGATION OF IMPORTED AND EXPORTED WOODEN
This regulation DOES NOT apply to wood packing materials manufactured of:
Raw wood of 6 mm thickness or less.
Processed wood produced by glue, heat and pressure, or a combination
Plywood sheets & agglomerated sawdust sheet.
Oriented wooden fibre sheets.
Sawdust & Wooden fibre.
Items which may adversely be affected by the fumigation chemicals, should be tightly wrapped and sealed in plastic prior to the shipping.
An ISPM 15 internationally recognised certification mark must include the following:
IPPC certification symbol (this is a registered trademark).
XX: represents the two letters ISO country code where the wood was treated.
000: represents the unique certification number (which ensures that the wood packaging material can be traced back to the treatment provider and/or manufacturer).
YY: is the treatment abbreviation where:
HT: is the code for heat treatment using conventional steam or dry kiln heat chamber to a minimum of 56o C for a minimum of 30 minutes
MB: is the code for methyl bromide fumigation
DH: is the code for heat treatment using dielectric heat
Other information such as the date of manufacture, batch number, company name or logo, may also be included outside of the border of the mark provided that it is not confusing, deceptive or misleading.
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