Sending to Brazil has a host of barriers to entry, thankfully Reachdesk are able to navigate and guide your gift through these challenges.
There are two main points that need to be understood when sending to Brazil.
- There is a Tax ID Number (CPF Number) that is necessary to have entered into the required address field before it is sent
- There are much higher import taxes and duties when importing into Brazil.
Who can you send to?
Any individual in Brazil - provided they can provide a CPF number!
Please note: B2B shipments or sending to a company address isn't currently possible.
So what is a CPF number?
A CPF (Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas/Natural Persons Register) Tax ID number, which is a personal tax ID number, is given to every citizen in Brazil. Send's to Brazil need this number input in order to be processed by the Brazilian customs authorities. Brazilian recipients are familiar with this process and know exactly what a CPF number is.
Please note- if this is not input, delays and fines can be expected on shipments.
What can be expected in terms of taxes and duties?
Brazil’s lack of de minimis for B2B and B2C shipments and high duty and tax rates make for a generally high landed cost.
Between 17% and 19% import tax exists in the different provinces of Brazil.
19% - Rio de Janeiro
18% - Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Parana
17% - All other states
On top of this, there is 60% duty. Here is a breakdown of a shipment worth $60USD with a shipping cost of $30.
Duties: 60% x (Item cost + Shipping) = $54USD
Taxes: 17% x (Item Cost + Shipping + Duties) = $24.48USD
Total: $78.48 USD in Taxes and Duties
Please note: None of this will be incurred by your customer, it is still incurred on our courier account and charged back