We have lots of experience – more than 25 years to be exact – shipping containers to Brazil from the USA. We use a trusted method of shipment and we have several shipping lines departing from all major ports. People in Brazil ship goods ranging from Consumer Goods to Capital Goods, and everything in between, such as Foods Feeds & Beverages, Industrial Supplies & Materials, and Automotive Vehicles (Cars, Parts, and Engines).
Here’s how it works:
Once you let us know the location of the goods/products in question, along with the items you’re shipping, and the size of the desired container, we can get the ball rolling on shipping your container to Brazil. The cost to you will vary depending on the above factors, so we can give you a unique quote once we receive that information. Rest assured, if you place an order, we will hold off on actually charging your card until later. We simply want to authorize your credit card to be sure you have the necessary funds available in your account. Once authorized, our truck driver will arrive at the specified location with an empty container, then wait while it is being filled and sealed. The next stop for the driver is the assigned departure port, where the container is securely loaded onto a ship destined to Brazil. Before this can happen, you should mail the original Bill of Sale to us, but don’t forget to have it notarized to pass Customs. A Bill of Sale copy should be given to the truck driver, in addition to our company-provided dock receipt. Then you can continue making a payment to us by credit card. You can also pay by check, or bank transfer and cancel the credit card authorization.
If it sounds simple, you are right. We provide you with everything you need, including the appropriate documents to meet export compliance standards, in our efforts to handle all your container shipping needs. This will free you to focus on the important things, such as running daily business operations. We pledge to give you unparalleled service regarding providing timely, relevant information on container shipments to Brazil. We achieve this through affordable container shipping quotes from the USA to Brazil, plus we assist your business in better managing the shipment operations. To further assist you, we offer convenient tracking information on all shipments upon request.
Information For USA Based Companies –
If the event your company wants to ship a container to Brazil, it becomes necessary to ensure you get the proper license. This is often required when exporting certain controlled commodities/goods. If you are unsure whether a license is required for your particular goods, ask us and we will be happy to provide you with that information. An important reminder: import duties are to be paid by the importer (receiver) at the destination port when the product arrives.
While the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the governing body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations for all goods exiting the USA, in many cases concerning certain commodities, this agency defers to other government agencies for authority; therefore, commodity licensing requirements go through that lead agency. One example of a company requiring a special license is a pharmaceutical company wishing to export prescription drugs. This license would be issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Get all pertinent agency information, phone numbers, and products requiring export licenses through the websites of the following agencies: U.S. Department of Commerce; Bureau of Industry and Security; Department of State; Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Foreign Assets Control; and the Bureau of the Census. Consult these sites for detailed information from related government agencies that hold export control responsibilities. Those companies new to international trade importing/exporting containers may find the following site helpful: US Customs & Border Protection – Basic Importing and Exporting. If for some reason you must know the import duties for a customer, contact the Brazilian Embassy in Washington DC.
Wondering how much it will cost you to ship a container to Brazil? Fill out our easy quote form to find out. You can also find out if your shipment requires a permit or license to be exported. Just click the big green “Get Rates” button to get started.
Information for Brazilian Based Companies -
Importing goods from a Brazil-based business may require a license. You will need to check on this, as failure to obtain the appropriate license can result in the Brazilian Government confiscating the container. Avoid any possible barriers to entry by ensuring the receiving company is well versed in the latest import duties and/or permits. You, as the receiver, pays import duties upon pickup. We strongly advise you to contact the Brazilian Customs Department. This website is in Portuguese.
Note from the webmaster: I have personally shipped 100′s of items to Brazil. We, Ship Overseas, cannot devalue your receipt to make your import duties less. Think about us only as the shipping company who has to work with US Customs.
Shipping Container Measurements – 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
With our many years of container shipping experience, we can provide guidance on which size container you may need for your shipment. Choose from 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HC (High Container) containers. Check out our container dimensions here for additional assistance. You should know which container you need before placing an order for a quote, as your price tag will depend on which size you select. Look to the right to see what we mean about the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC. It may be helpful to know that our most common container sizes are the 20ft container and the 40ft HC.
Marine Insurance – Protecting Your Product
For the ultimate in protection, consider adding marine insurance to your shipment. Why? According to COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act), the person or company on the Bill of Lading is legally entitled to $500 in the event the product is broken or lost during transit. It only makes sense to insure a container shipment of $100,000 (USD) so that you don’t receive a small $500 entitlement if something goes wrong. To put your mind at ease, damages don’t always occur. However, nobody wants to take that chance. It’s a given that the ship will rock a bit while out to sea, so be sure to pack your fragile items sufficiently to avoid breakage. We can advise you on how much your marine insurance will end up costing, but this varies depending on the value of your product.
We strongly suggest using marine insurance to protect your container shipments!
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a container to Brazil, both the sender and receiver should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select “Organization Name” and type in “Ship Overseas”. Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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