Export to Brazil

Export to Brazil

Since 2010, Brazil’s GDP has grown 3.4 per cent on average and the country’s Growth Acceleration Programmes (PAC and PAC 2) have expanded Brazil’s infrastructure and social development. Brazil is a key member of Mercosur, South America’s leading free trade bloc, with which the EU is looking to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement.

More than 140 Irish companies are currently doing business with Brazil and Enterprise Ireland has identified a range of sectors for Irish companies to do business with the country.

For more detailed information when trading with Brazil, download our Brazil Fact Sheet



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Brazil: Country Profile
Capital: Brasilia Dialling Code: +55
Population: 201.1 million (Source: CIA) Postcode Format: 99999
Official Language: Portuguese Export
Transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos (Source: CIA)
Currency: Brazilian Real Import
Machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil, automotive parts, electronics (Source: CIA)
Time Zones: 3 Zones: GMT - 02:00, GMT - 03:00, GMT - 04:00 Daylight saving times operate third Sun Oct to third Sun in Feb for majority of GMT - 03:00 – time zone changes to GMT - 02:00
  • Essential customs info

    The Commercial Invoice must be declared in US Dollars, and both the air waybill and invoice must be typed in English.

    All shipments sent to Brazil for clearance under Formal Entry must have the original documentation (Invoice and Packing List) securely attached.Four original sets of blue-ink-signed Commercial Invoices and 2 copies of the Packing List are required by the Brazilian Customs Authority. A Pro-forma Invoice will not be accepted.

  • DHL Facts

    Gateways into the country: 3

    Number of Service Centres: 23

    DHL Zone: 9

    Delivery: Door-to Door Service from DHL. No Third Parties.

Transit Times
The times provided for dutiable shipments are based on the time expected for customs in Brazil to clear the shipment - this is dependent on the value of the shipment.
Sao Paulo Non-Dutiable: 2 days Dutiable: 3 days
Rio de Janeiro Non-Dutiable: 2 days Dutiable: 3 days
Brasilia Non-Dutiable: 2 days Dutiable: 3 days
Vitoria Non-Dutiable: 2 days Dutiable: 3 days
Porto Alegre Non-Dutiable: 2 days Dutiable: 3 days
Recife Non-Dutiable: 2 days Dutiable: 3 days

Prohibited Items Specific to Brazil

DHL’s standard list of prohibited items also applies.

  • Animals, fish, birds, (live)
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Currency
  • Dangerous goods, hazardous or combustible materials
  • Firearms, and parts of
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Military Equipment
  • Playing Cards
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Milk and milk products made in China