Brazil - Country Commercial Guide
Distribution & Sales Channels

Discusses distribution network from how products enter to final destination, including reliability of distribution systems, distribution centers, ports, etc.

Last published date: 2022-01-23

Like most other markets for U.S. exporters, Brazil has the following import channels: agents, distributors, import houses, trading companies, subsidiaries and branches of foreign firms. Brazilian importers generally do not maintain inventory of capital equipment, spare parts, or raw materials, in part because of high import and storage costs. However, some industries that rely heavily on imported components and parts are maintaining larger inventories in bonded warehouses.