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Import is the entry followed by internalization of foreign goods into the customs territory. In legal terms, the merchandise is only considered imported after it has been internalized in the country, through the customs clearance stage and the collection of taxes required by law. The import process can be divided into three phases: administrative, tax and exchange rate.

The administrative phase refers to the procedures and requirements of government bodies prior to the completion of the import and vary according to the type of operation and merchandise: it involves licensing imports. The tax phase includes customs treatment, through import clearance, which is the procedure through which the accuracy of the data declared by the importer in relation to the imported goods, the documents presented and specific legislation is verified, with a view to their clearance. customs. This stage takes place in dedicated facilities, shortly after the merchandise arrives in Brazil, and includes the collection of taxes due upon import. After customs clearance is completed, the merchandise is considered imported and can be released into the domestic market.

The exchange rate phase concerns the operation of purchasing foreign currency intended to pay for imports (when there is such payment) being processed by a financial entity authorized by the Central Bank of Brazil to operate in exchange.

1 - Guidance on the import process and identification of products and/or services that the company wishes to purchase;

2 - Supplier search / Product research in the international market;

3 - Accreditation of the importer with qualification and issuance of the Radar before the RFB;

4 - Tax classification of the product to be imported;

5 - Survey of estimated costs for the process considering the taxation regime of the company served;

6 - Analysis of the legal and administrative process of import processes;

7 - Feasibility analysis of the import operation: quotation of the best prices for outsourced services (sea freight, land freight, storage, insurance and brokers); simulation spreadsheet for the entire import process;​

8 - Monitoring the exchange closing, in its various modalities and its payment system with the Central Bank;

9 - Issuance of import licensing (LI), if necessary, and follow-up with the consenting bodies when the product's NCM requires it (Ministry of Health, Agriculture and others if necessary);

10 - Registration of import declaration (DI) and monitoring of processing with the RFB;

11 - Monitoring the loading and unloading schedule in the customs area until delivery of the goods to the headquarters of the company served;

12 - Close the import processes with their respective accounts, formatting the final cost spreadsheet.

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