Importing Freight from Brazil
The B in BRICS – an association of five major emerging national economies – and now the world’s 9th largest economy, Brazil is experiencing growing pains.
Santos is 35th busiest container port, and the country sits 55th on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index. But it still struggles with transportation problems. According to the National Confederation of Transportation, 69% of the Brazilian roads are in bad conditions.
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Top Brazilian Export Commodities
|Oil Seeds||$21.2 billion|
|Oil & Mineral Fuels||$13.7 billion|
|Industrial Machinery||$11.3 billion|
Brazilian Import Trends
Ocean Exports from Brazil to the US
Ocean Exports from Europe to the US
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List of Import/Export Ports in Brazil
|Port||UN Port Code|
|Port of Suape Marine Terminal||BR SUA|
|Port of Itagui||BR IGI|
|Port of Paranagua||BR PNG|
|Port of Pecem||BR PEC|
|Port of Rio de Janeiro||BR RIO|
|Port of Rio Grande||BR RIG|
|Port of Salvador||BR SSA|
|Port of Santos||BR SSZ|
|Port of Vitoria||BR VIX|
Import Taxes From Brazil
- When calculating import tax for Brazil it is recommended to use the ICMS rate for the state of São Paulo which is 18%.
- Each class of goods is a separate category which different standards, and are all listed here.
- As of 2017, the fine for misclassification of goods is 1% of the overall CIF value.
- For more information on Brazil, please see here
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