5 common mistakes on import

At meetings we visit customers, or new contacts we do with companies, we have always heard the trauma that many people have with import. Sometimes not even their traumas and Yes traumas of a friend, an acquaintance who went through it.
"My friend brought a container fell on the red channel and he lost all merchandise"
"I have an acquaintance who brought a load, which took several penalties and he withdrew to nationalize."

Because of this, we decided to make a post about some common errors that occur in the import. The import is a bureaucratic procedure, which requires knowledge, experience and a lot of information organization.  Here we addressed at certain points that are quite interesting take care:


The import process, depending on the product, you need many different documents: Invoice, Packing list, Bill of lading, certificate of origin, certificate of analysis. and so on. The Bill for example, must submit the mandatory information, specified by Decree 6,759/09. The information has to beat in all documents, and she must represent real negotiation and report exactly what's coming.


With so much information on a process, the importer must find a way to find in the process, to collect everything that has to be informed in the documents, reconfirm with the vendor information, meet the deadlines of submission of documents, to avoid delays. Find a software that can help you, or create a specific check list for the import routine Street.


The NCM means NCM. Are the 8 dígitozinhos which determine the procedures adminsitrativos and product tax rates. The importer must be attentive in checking the NCM correct. There is no go for NCM with lower tax rate. You have to understand the product, what is done, what it's for and where will be used, to find and fit on NCM correct. Import goods on NCM wrong is a lot of problem and the importing company is fined in a more rigorous analysis. The freight forwarder can help reach the NCM of your product, but usually the importer knows more about the product that should give the verdict, which NCM use.


As Lulu Santos says "everything changes all the time, in the world. "On the Comex is same thing. Have interesting times bring the merchandise for a route, then the costs may change and may be more advantageous to change the warehouse or the port of entry of the goods. Always see your stream and see if there's any way to make it more into account, but without losing the speed you need. Always analyze the cost, procedures and what can go wrong, to make decisions.


The wooden box is widely used for packaging of larger products with higher added value, such as machinery and equipment. The problem is that with the wood, can be brought pests that do not yet exist in Brazil.  These pests, including viruses, fungi, algae, lichens and ferns among others, can attack, in addition to the woods that make up the packages, living trees of native species or imported, constituting threats to the brazilian forest diversity.
Therefore, any wood packaging fumigation process must go through before boarding. If that doesn't happen, the staff of the Secretariat of Agriculture, lock the load for this treatment to be done. This causes delay in the import process, which can result in increased sometimes storage collection.
Who has the options of negotiating with the supplier to Exchange wooden pallets by pallet of plastic, we display do this, where it's possible, of course.

Helped a little to lighten and give ideas on how to prevent errors in your sector? Or helped you, possible future importer, to lessen the fear of import? We hope you have helped in something these our tips.

And if there's anything we don't we cover here, but you have questions, send an email to us: flow@flowcomex.com.br



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