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Brazil Modifies Customs Clearance Process

Brazil has modified through Normative Instruction 1833/2018 its customs clearance process as well as certain aspects of its authorised economic operator programme. Based on the single import declaration (Duimp), which began its pilot phase on 1 October, the new customs clearance process involves a systemic, regulatory and procedural reformulation of the import process. Average import clearance times are expected to drop from 17 to 10 days after the new system is fully implemented, without negatively impacting security safeguards. The new process will be rolled out in stages, with the first phase limited to fully-dutiable maritime trade not requiring an import licence that is carried out by authorised economic operators.

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