Exporting Products to BRAZIL

Location: Brazil is located in the central-east part of South America, borders with Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its three largest cities are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia (its capital).

Is there a trade agreement between Brazil and the UK? No. Currently Brazil trades with the United Kingdom on non-preferential terms.

Brazilian national currency: Real (BRL).

Main language: Portuguese.


Shipping from the UK to Brazil

Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Brazil is approximately 1 to 3 days. Brazil's main cargo international airports are located in the state of Sao Paulo: GRU in Guarulhos (serving the São Paulo municipality), and Viracopos in the city of Campinas.


Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Brazil is approximately 18 to 28 days. Brazil’s main sea port is Santos.



Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Brazilian importer include having a tax indentification number (CNPJ) and a RADAR lincence. Requirements for the British exporter include having an EORI number.


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Brazil in 2019

1. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$708.8 M

2. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$215.3 M

3. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$200.7 M

4. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$166.3 M

5. Oganic chemicals
    .................................................................................................$117.7 M

6. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus
    .................................................................................................$115.0 M

7. Aircraft, spacecraft and parts thereof
    ................................................................................................$103.0 M

8. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$102.2 M

9. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$98.1 M

10. Miscellaneous articles of base metal
    .................................................................................................$97.0 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Brazil

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Brazilian importers.


If you are an importer based in Brazil looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Import taxes/restrictions in Brazil

If you are based in the UK, consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions for Brazil by accesing the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Brazil.


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