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Postage restrictions to Brazil

Postage restrictions to Brazil

International shipping can appear to be a complicated and confusing process, and to some destinations it is, but with years of experience in shipping all over the world, here at Postage Planet we have created the simple international shipping solution, you can do everything on-line 24 hours a day.

Postage Planet is on-hand to make parcel delivery to Brazil as easy and affordable as possible. Whether you are sending Ebay, Amazon or Etsy items to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or even Espírito Santo you can count on Postage Planet to get you cheap parcel delivery to Brazil with a truly reliable service.

We correspond with some of the world’s top international courier services including Parcelforce, DPD, FedEx and DHL, to ensure that our customers get the best possible prices without compromising on the service.

Brazil is a vast South American country, which stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba.

Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Postage Planet is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate.

Prohibited from import in to Brazil


·         Beef derived from cattle administered growth stimulants.

·         Fresh poultry meat and poultry products coming from U.S.

·         Color prints for the theatrical and television market.

·         Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)

·         Antique

·         Cash

·         Checks, 'cancelled'

·         Money orders

·         Drugs (non-prescription)

·         Poisons - over 20 gr.

·         Precious stones

·         Soil

·         Plants

·         Stamps (collectible)

·         Tobacco

·         Artwork (fine)

·         Porcelains

·         Prohibited for import and export are cash, completed (filled out) traveller’s cheques and checks

·         Log and timber products from Liberia


·         Cash, completed (filled out) traveller’s cheques and checks.

·         Dangerous goods as defined by IATA.

·         Brazil export overview

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a population of approximately 190 million. Brazil is the world’s sixth largest economy and by far the largest in South America.

It has one of the world’s most rapidly developing economies and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per head that is greater than India and China.

400 of the world’s 500 largest companies operate in Brazil. These include many UK companies, such as Rolls Royce, BG Group, Shell, BP, JCB, Rexam and Experian.

Brazil is one of four countries which make up the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies. Goldman Sachs reported that it has the potential to be one of the world’s most dominant economies by 2050.

Strengths of the Brazilian market include:

·         strong industrial, business and consumer base

·         a sustained period of economic growth

·         European-oriented culture and business practices

·         political stability and a solid democracy

·         most of the world’s largest investment banks are headquartered in São Paulo


UK and Brazil trade

The UK has a strong and historic trading relationship with Brazil, going back over 200 years. It is the UK’s largest trading partner in Latin America with a bilateral trade in goods worth £5.1 billion. This grew by 3.5% in 2013. Over the last 4 years, UK exports to Brazil have grown by 20%, reaching £2.5 billion in 2013.

Top UK exports to Brazil include:

·         machinery

·         vehicles

·         pharmaceuticals

·         chemicals

·         plastics

·         beverages


Creative Industries

Boosting the creative industries sector is a priority for the Brazilian government. Recent studies showed that creative industries account for 16.4% percent of Brazil’s GDP.

Opportunities in the sector are available for the following sub-sectors:

·         architecture

·         music

·         film

·         computer games