Importing Products from BRAZIL

Location: Brazil is located in the central-east part of South America, 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).

Is there a trade agreement betwenn Brazil and UK? No. Currently Brazil trades with the United Kingdom on non-preferential terms.

Brazilian national currency: Real (BRL).

Main language: Portuguese.

Shipping from Brazil to the UK

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.

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

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 2022

M: Millions USD. Source: TRADING ECONOMICS / UN Comtrade

Where to search for Brazilian products/exporters


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) to Brazilian products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.

Contact us for cargo transport from Latin America and the Caribbean to the UK