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Import/Export

Japan to Brazil

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Brazil.

Shipments of alcoholic beverages can not be sent in as Express (courier) regardless of value or amount. They must be shipped as freight and require formal entry in addition to the required permits.
Electronic Cigarettes are prohibited
Brazilian Customs accepts furs by Formal Entry, regardless of the value. The consignee will have to provide an Import License and IBAMA authorization (environmental protection agency of Brazil).
Microorganisms and Vaccine like Coliforms, Total Aerobic Count, Staphylococcus Aureus, Yeast, Bacillus Cereus, Salmonella and Listeria are prohibited as a courier. This type of merchandise will be seized by the FDA.
Paintball guns are submitted to an import license through the Armys Outpost. This includes pressure guns that use springs or compressed gas as a propeller for projectile launching.

Procedure: The express shipments products must be released as "Armys Post Approval" and the importer must proceed as a regular importing regent via DSI/DI, primarily requesting the appropriated Importing License (or LSI) for ME (Army Minister) approval. In this case, customers must be informed to request the previous approval (that means it cannot be released on the same day, depends on the approval being conceded by the system).

Perishable parcel is prohibited as a courier. Shipments arriving with instructions to be refrigerated are not accepted and will be seized by the FDA.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
Unaccompanied baggage is allowed only if the contents are for personal use. For example, personal items such as clothes and shoes are allowed. However, unaccompanied baggage is not allowed if the contents contain non-personal items such as electronics or used material.

Unaccompanied baggage must be sent from individual to individual.

Duties and taxes are not applicable if imported as formal entry to be released by consignee with broker,only warehouse fees. Brazil Customs will hold the baggage for formal clearance; the consignee must prove that he/she traveled abroad in the last 6 months. A passport, flight ticket, and other personal documentation constitute proof at the airport of arrival.

If sent sent by courier mode, consignee must pay duties and taxes to Brazilian Customs.

Used materials are prohibited as a courier or formal entry. Shipments with a large quantity of the same item may give customs the impression they could be used for commercial purposes. Therefore, these shipments will be seized.
Imports of new watches into Brazil must have a label and a proper import license. UPS cannot provide an import license. If the consignee does not have an import license, they must assign an alternate broker.

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