Brazil – Express Delivery of Printed Collateral


You need to get marketing or operational collateral to your channel partners in Brazil quickly. You decide to package and ship them from your warehouse and ship it by express delivery service. The service guide says it will take just 72 hours to arrive.

No problem – right; maybe.

According to U.S. Express delivery service companies face significant challenges in the Brazilian market due to numerous barriers, including high import taxes, and automated express delivery clearance system that is only partially functional, and a lack of a de minimis exemption from tariffs for express delivery shipments. The Simplified Customs Clearance process is applicable only to shipment having no commercial purpose; business-to-business and business-to-consumer shipment are not eligible.

The Brazilan government charges a flat 60 percent duty for all goods imported through the Simplified Customers Clearance process used for express shipments. This flat rate is higher than duties normally levied on good arriving through regular mail, putting express delivery companies and you at a disadvantage. On top of all that, you very well can hung up customs.

Your other option is to let American Solutions for Business print and delivery your printed pieces in country. According to, success in “Brazil's business culture relies heavily upon the development of personal relationships”.

We at American have developed those relationships over the last 5 years. So please when the challenge arrives when you need printed collateral in Brazil, please call or email us.