13 Oct 2017
Brazil Takes Additional Steps to Modernise Import Process
Brazil is seeking input by 21 October on a new import process within the framework of the electronic single window for trade operations. Developed in close co-operation with the private sector, the government’s proposal aims to establish procedures that increase the efficiency and speed of the import process while ensuring that import operations are monitored effectively. The new process is expected to be in place by the end of 2018 and will benefit more than 40,000 importers.
Among other actions, a new single import declaration (Duimp) would replace the current import declaration (DI) as well as the simplified import declaration (DSI). Importers would be able to file a Duimp prior to the arrival of the merchandise into the country and, as a general rule, in parallel to the process of obtaining an import licence. Since import information will be provided in advance, Brazilian authorities will be able to improve risk management procedures and expedite cargo release.
To avoid any redundancies and inconsistencies, the Duimp system will be integrated with other public systems and will be ready to be integrated with private systems as well. As a result, importers will no longer need to access several systems to carry out an import operation. Importers will also be able to use a single licence for more than one import operation, further reducing complexity and administrative burdens.