Importing Products from 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 betwenn Brazil and UK? No. Currently Brazil trades with the United Kingdom on non-preferential terms.

Brazilian national currency: Real (BRL).

Main language: Portuguese.


Shipping from Brazil to the UK

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



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


Top-10 product types imported from Brazil to United Kingdom in 2019

1. Natural, cultured pearls; precious, semi-precious stones;
    precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and
    articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coins
    ................................................................................................$769.0 M

2. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    ................................................................................................$244.6 M

3. Meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic
    invertebrates; preparations thereof
    ................................................................................................$213.1 M

4. Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compounds, isotopes
    ................................................................................................$153.5 M

5. Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains,
    seeds and fruit, industrial or medicinal plants;
    straw and fodder
    ................................................................................................$147.5 M

6. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$137.2 M

7. Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste etc
    ................................................................................................$129.4 M

8. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$111.6 M

9. Coffee, tea, mate and spices
    ................................................................................................$106.0 M

10. Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder
    ................................................................................................$94.1 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Where to search for Brazilian products/exporters

apexbrasil-trade-agency

Brazilian Exporters is an online directory managed by the Brazilian government, featuring thousands of exporters/products. Also visit ApexBrasil, the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Brazil.


Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Brazilian products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.


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