Siscarga is the automated system for Brazilian Customs and its implementation has the objective of controlling the entrance and exit of vessels on bonded ports, foreign cargo for imports, exports or in transit and empty containers transported by sea, since its manifest up to its delivery to the importer or exit of bonded territory, as well as plan customs inspection prior to cargo arrival, through risk analysis over informed data.
The manifests must state weight in kilograms
Received for Shipment is not accepted by the Brazilian authorities
Inland: It is acceptable but 25% tax will be applied on all charges (including inland). Any doubt please contact our customer service / sales department on firstname.lastname@example.org
NCM (harmonized cargo code) is a mandatory information in all import bills of lading. NCM number must be inserted on cargo description field.
A) Consignee must be a Brazilian Company with full address, telephone number and e-mail address; We do not accept shipments with a person as Consignee.
B) If the Consignee is "To the order", First Notify information must be updated with a Brazilian company, including all details (address, phone, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address and Complete company name)
C) If the Consignee is "To Order of a Bank " or "In name of a Bank ", CNPJ of the bank will be required as Mandatory and the First Notify information also must be updated with a Brazilian company, including all details (address, phone, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address and Complete company name).
D) If the Consignee is "To the order of a foreign Bank", the First Notify information must be updated with a Brazilian company, including all details (address, phone, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address and Complete company name).
E) Foreign Consignee is not allowed.
Freight and charges: are mandatory information in all import bills of lading to Brazil (freight and collect fees must appear on BL).
As per Merchant Marine law number 10.833 the AFRMM (Merchant Marine Tax) is applied in the total amount of freight and charges incurred in the transport including port expenses declared in the transport document (Terminal handling charge destination, also known as “Capatazia”). Original bill of lading without the above mentioned information is not accepted by local authorities.
Date of issuance of the bill of lading will be the equal to the load date, not possible to change those fields.
Freight as per agreement is not accepted (except for prepaid fees)
Cargo House / Pier (CFS) it is not accepted
Sticking to Brazil’s legislation (ANTAQ RES 2239 15/09/2011) that requires below listed documents for IMO Cargo, as from February 01st , 2016 Safmarine will require below dangerous cargo documents at origin for all bookings with destination Brazil.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form (MDGF)
In case that customs’ deadline has expired, to amend Consignee, customer will be exposed to fine of BRL 5,000.
Fill the forms + BRL 700,00 (amendment cost)
MSDS form, will be required for all IMO bookings.
This requirement is in force by law and Safmarine along with other carriers want to follow all legal requirements. Valid for all bookings requested as from February 1st, 2016. Dangerous cargo bookings without necessary documentation at origin will not be loaded.
In case of doubts please contact your customer service agent