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 largest, 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 quote freight 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 purposes.
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.