Brazil - Country Commercial Guide
Distribution & Sales Channels
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Brazil has the following import channels: 

  • agents
  • distributors 
  • sales representatives 
  • trading companies
  • subsidiaries
  • 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, where import duties and taxes are not levied until they are removed from the warehouse and “officially” enter Brazil.