Tariffs & Documentation on export of Broadcast equipment to Brazil

Question posted by Kieran O'Sullivan Mercer, on behalf of UKTI East of England in AL7

I have had an enquiry regarding the export of Broadcast equipment to Brazil and then re-import to the U.K. I would like to find out where I can get information on all the tariffs, duties and requisite documentation.

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Sandra Strong, on behalf of Strong and Herd LLP in M22.

The best place to get tariffs and duties for overseas markets is on the Europa Market Access Database at http://madb.europa.eu (and no I haven't forgotten the www - it isn't needed). Click on Applied Tariffs Database, select Brazil and then enter the first 4-digits of the commodity code. This will give you the tariff page for those goods into Brazil.

If you are temporarily exporting to Brazil you must set up or have set up by the Brazilian company a Temporary Import Bond or you will lose the duty and taxes you pay (which could be 35-90% of the value of the goods depending on the tariff). The temporary export from the UK is ok as you can claim Return Goods Relief (RGR) when the goods come back into the UK (as long as they are not outside of the country for longer than 3 years and have not undergone a processes overseas).

If you need further help contact us on info@strongandherd.co.uk or visit our website http://www.strongandherd.co.uk/category/business-support-packages/

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Damon Wright, on behalf of MHA MacIntyre Hudson in EC4V.

Dear Kieran,

Are you exporting the goods or just temporarily using them in Brazil? Also, is this a one off or are you likely to be regulalrly trading with Brazil? Latly, do you have a Customs authorisation in the UK (i.e. a Duty Deferement account)?

Kind regards

Damon

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

For the temporary export and use of goods outside the EU and their return to the EU an ATA carnet could be used. The ATA carnet is an international Customs document that can be used in different countries around the world to cover temporary use of goods without payment of Customs charges.

Further information can be obtained from HMRC Public Notice 104 “ATA and CPD Carnets”. A copy of this notice can be found in on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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Sandra Strong, on behalf of Strong and Herd LLP in M22.

An ATA Carnet is a useful document but it is only applicable for signatory countries and Brazil is not one of them and also it does cost money if applicable with both an issuing fee and indemnity or financial guarantee

More info on Carnets can be found at:
http://www.strongandherd.co.uk/international-trade-articles/articles-ata-carnet-system/
http://www.strongandherd.co.uk/international-trade-articles/article-ata-carnet/

please be careful with temporary customs procedures when dealing with Brazil and ensure you get someone in country to help you.

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

When exporting goods temporarily to Brazil for use and return to the UK you may consider using the Returned Goods Relief (RGR). If you are able to satisfy the criteria of “returned goods relief” then you may be able to obtain total or partial relief from import duty and VAT when the goods are finally re-imported.

Further information can be obtained from Public Notice 236 “Customs: Importing returned goods free of duty and tax” the list of the conditions to be met can be found in section 5 & 6.

A copy of this can be obtained from our website www.hmrc.gov.uk > Quick Links – Library, Official Statistics > Publications > Notices, Information Sheets and other reference materials > Import, export and international trade > Public Notices > Yes to open site > Scroll to notice required if necessary.

Notices are listed in number order.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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Christopher Willers, on behalf of Access to Export Ltd in CB21.

The import duty and tax regime in Brazil is complex with high rates of duties and taxes as other responders have mentioned. All documentation needs to be completed fully and correctly in line with local import requirements so as to avoid any problems with clearing the goods through Brazilian customs. We have experience of arranging exports to Brazil by air, sea and courier so we could arrange all the necessary documents required on your behalf. We also have a local partner company that can handle the Brazilian customs formalities if required. Please feel free to contact me by phone on 01223 890767 or by e-mail chris@accesstoexport.com if you would like to have a no obligation exploratory discussion in some more detail.

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