We work as a customs agency in imports, dividing the process into three phases: administration, inspection and exchange. Our services include everything from analyzing the feasibility of operations, to managing documentation, customs clearance, checking and receiving goods, and paying taxes and fees. All steps are tracked and monitored by our online system, ensuring the transparency of operations.
Check out our expertise by import process stage.
Preliminary Procedures - Administrative Phase
The administrative phase of the import process refers to preparation procedures and government agency requirements to get the Import License.
Draft and track the Import License (L.I.);
Pre-calculation and cash request;
Quote and indicate an international freight carrier;
Estimate the costs of the import steps;
Qualification in SISCOMEX (Brazilian Integrated International Trade System);
Administrative control in SECEX (Brazilian International Trade Secretariat) and/or authorizing agencies, if required;
Authorization requests for Back to Back operations;
Purchase orders for imports;
Import License in DECEX, in Brasilia, to make the importation of ‘Used Capital Goods’ without a National Equivalent feasible;
Specialized support in imports of new and old cars;
Draft and track the order’s import documents:
Bill of lading or equivalent document;
Commercial invoice, signed by the exporter;
Certificate of Origin.
Documentation analysis for shipment;
Released cargo or goods shipment;
Monitor shipments by air, sea or road.
Conference and Customs Clearance – Inspection Phase
The inspection phase of the import process includes customs clearance and checking the accuracy of the data submitted by the importer. This step takes place after the goods have arrived in Brazil and also includes the payment of taxes.
Verification of goods and information regarding their nature, tax classification, quantification and value, in addition to complying with all import obligations;
Receive and track documentation for the import customs clearance (nationalization);
Customs clearance support;
Documentation management with the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service;
Draft and registration of the Import Declaration Form (IDF);
Administrative control in SISCOMEX (Brazilian Integrated International Trade System);
Assistance with special and atypical customs systems;
Payment of taxes and fees payment (ICMS and AFRMM - when needed);
Clearance of goods.
Goods Delivery - Exchange Phase
The exchange phase of the import process refers to the foreign currency purchase required for payment and other financial procedures by the Central Bank of Brazil.
Analysis of the required documentation from the importer and depositary;
Internal road transport of cleared goods;
‘Anticipated shipping’ and ‘fractionated shipping’;
Financial Operations Registry Control (ROF);
Issuance of drafts and entry bills;
Container reusing coordination;
Payment of taxes and fees payment.
* There are 15 authorizing agencies for importation license: Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica – ANEEL; Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária – ANVISA; Agência Nacional do Cinema – ANCINE; Comando do Exército – COMEXE; Departamento de Operações de Comércio Exterior – DECEX; Departamento de Polícia Federal – DPF; Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral – DNPM; Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis – IBAMA; Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis – ANP; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq; Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos – EBCT; Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normalização e Qualidade Industrial – INMETRO; Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento – MAPA; Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia – MCT; Superintendência da Zona Franca de Manaus – SUFRAMA.