Importing Products from BRAZIL

Brazil borders with Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its three largest cities are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia (its capital).

Trade agreement with the EU: In negotiation as part of the EU's Association Agreement with the    Mercosur countries which also include Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Read more here
Brazilian national currency: Real (BRL)
Main language: Portuguese


tt_air Transit time via air from Brazil to airport in the UK is approximately 1 to 3 days. Brazil's main cargo international airports are located in the state of Sao Paulo: GRU in Guarulhos (serving the São Paulo municipality), and Viracopos in the city of Campinas.


tt_sea Transit time via sea from Brazil to port in the UK is approximately 18 to 28 days. Brazil’s main sea port is Santos.



docs Import documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Brazilian exporter include having a tax indentification number (CNPJ) and a RADAR lincence. Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


Top-10 product types imported from Brazil to United Kingdom in 2017

1. Natural, cultured pearls; precious, semi-precious stones;
    precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and
    articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coins
    ................................................................................................$800.7 m

2. Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains,
    seeds and fruit, industrial or medicinal plants;
    straw and fodder
    ................................................................................................$256.5 m

3. Meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic
    invertebrates; preparations thereof
    ................................................................................................$225.5 m

4. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    ................................................................................................$193.4 m

5. Ores, slag and ash
    ................................................................................................$134.4 m

6. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$128.3 m

7. Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal
    ................................................................................................$109.0 m

8. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$100.4 m

9. Coffee, tea, mate and spices
    ................................................................................................$96.7 m

10. Iron and steel
    ................................................................................................$82.1 m

Source: UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Brazilian Products/Exporters

apexbrasil-trade-agency

Brazilian Exporters is an online directory managed by the Brazilian government, featuring thousands of exporters/products. Also visit ApexBrasil, the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Brazil.


Import Taxes/Restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) for a particular tariff code.


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