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BRAZIL IMPORT-EXPORT REGULATIONS
Brazil’s customs department (aduaneiras) falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Revenue Department
(Receita Federal) of the Ministry of Finance. The Brazilian Customs Export and Import Procedures are only
available in Portuguese.
BRAZIL - VERY USEFUL WEBSITES
Brazil - Very Useful Websites provides more links to governmental agencies, industrial federations and
associations, trade and investment promotion agencies, trade portals, US-Brazil trade promotion offices, and
Entering and establishing yourself in a new market takes time. Now is the best time to get started and position
yourself for the global economic recovery. Check out the article Doing Business with Brazil - Get Started.
Also check the Archives for published articles by Rosaliene Bacchus on trading with Brazil.
US-BRAZIL TRADE 2005-2012
According to US foreign trade statistics, published by the US Census Bureau, Brazil maintained its rank of 8th
place among US top trade partners for the year 2012 with 2 percent of total trade, a value of US$75.8 billion.
Exports totaled US$43.7 billion; imports totaled US$32.1 billion.
Brazil’s total trade with the USA grew steadily over the period 2005 to 2008 from US$39.9 billion to US$62.7
billion, representing an increase of 58 percent. Due to the 2009 global economic crisis, this growth was
interrupted, as seen in the diagram below.
Trade between the USA and Brazil recovered and expanded during 2010-2011, surpassing levels in 2008. Two
percent increases in 2012 over 2011 for both imports and exports indicate a slow in the pace of growth.
Source: US Census Bureau, March 2013