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Restrictions

PROHIBITED ITEMS

In Brazil, some articles may not be imported whatsoever. These items include, but may not be limited to:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Guns, explosives and ammunition
  • Knives and other deadly weapons
  • Unauthorized pets and animals
  • Counterfeit money and goods
  • Hazardous materials
  • Pornographic material

RESTRICTED/DUTIABLE ITEMS

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Brazil. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Photo, audio and video equipment
  • Computers need a special entry permit from SEI (list model, serial number and accessories)

Some items require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture before being granted entry to Brazil. These include:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Fresh, dried, or canned meats and meat products
  • Fish and fish products
  • Dairy products such as milk, eggs, cheese, etc.
  • Honey including royal jelly, beeswax and propolis
  • Flowers, plants or plant parts like bulbs, seedlings, plant cuttings, etc.
  • Insects
  • Snails
  • Bacteria or fungi
  • Birds
  • Animal food
  • Agrochemicals
  • Biological materials for scientific study or other purposes (semen, embryos, biological or veterinary products)
  • Untreated wood

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING WOODEN CONTAINERS

In an attempt to protect Brazilian crops/fauna/flora from what is known in the USA as the Chinese Bug (Anoplophora Glabripennis), the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has imposed severe restrictions that are effective immediately on the entry of pallets, wooden airvans, lift-vans, crates, etc.

  • Wooden units must have a fumigation certificate issued by the applicable official government agency in the origin country
  • Wood must be certified treated with heat, fumigation or other type of previously agreed upon chemical product
  • Fumigation should be completed no more than 15 days prior to shipment
  • If wooden crates, units or pieces arrive in Brazil without the certificate, the goods will either be incinerated at the Customer's expense, or be treated (if possible)