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Country Conditions for Mailing — Brazil

 

 

Prohibitions (130)

Banknotes; currency notes; paper money; securities payable to bearer; and traveler’s checks.

Coins; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewels; expensive jewelry; and other valuable articles.

Commercial samples that promote tobacco products or smoking-related merchandise.

Commercial shipments that contain cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, loose and packaged tobacco, pipes, and other smoking devices.

Items whose fragility (due either to nature or inadequate packing) could cause harm to individuals or equipment.

Medicines whose formulas are not listed in the official pharmacopeias or not licensed by the Brazilian Department of Public Health.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Playing cards.

Poniards, stilettos, poniard blades; canes, umbrellas, or any other articles containing swords, daggers, or guns; handcuffs, and blackjacks.

Primary educational books not written in Portuguese.

Radioactive materials.

Regulation arms and munitions of Brazil and parts. Air guns. Reducing tubes and silencers for firearms.

Salted or smoked meat, and other foodstuffs of animal origin.

Seeds and seedlings of coffee, shrubs.

Used consumer goods (See Observation #6 for exception).

Restrictions  

Medicines must be accompanied by a prescription from the attendant Brazilian doctor. This prescription should be on a chemist’s form, bearing the name, private address or office of the doctor, his registration number with the Brazil National Medical Council and a Portuguese translation of the instructions, as necessary. Postal packages containing medicaments and not satisfying the above-mentioned conditions will be returned to the senders or, if abandoned, treated as undeliverable items.

Postage stamps are admitted only in registered shipments.

Saccharine and other artificial sweeteners for artificial beverages require permission from the Brazilian Department of Public Health for importation.

Observations  

  1. Brazil reserves the right to collect a “presentation-to-Customs charge” from customers for any item submitted to customs control, even if no customs charges are levied.
  2. Import licenses are required for many kinds of goods and senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing that the necessary documents are held.
  3. Imports are allowed by mail, including mail order catalog shipments, up to a value of U.S. $500 (U.S. $1,000 for computer software) without the requirement of an import license provided the item is not for resale. Shipments valued at no more than U.S. $50 are duty free and are delivered to the addressee; shipments above U.S. $50 can be picked up at the post office upon payment of import duties. Imports that are prohibited or subject to special regulations must comply with applicable Brazilian government provisions. Identical shipments from the same source to the same person or address in Brazil within a 90 day period are considered part of the same shipment and may be subject to confiscation. Other merchandise that usually enters duty free includes items such as newspapers, maps, books, and magazines.
  4. Shipments for which an import permit has not been issued are considered contraband and confiscated.
  5. Shipments that do not indicate the applicable postage and fees on PS Form 2976-A will hinder the customs clearance process, causing delays to clear the items.
  6. Used consumer goods may only be sent to charitable organizations that are recognized by the Brazilian government as being entities which serve the public interest.
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Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

General Conditions for Mailing  

See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.

Size Limits (211.22)

The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed must be large enough to completely contain the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings. The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and 9.5 inches long.

Maximum length: 46 inches

Maximum width: 35 inches

Maximum height: 46 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.

 

Insurance (212.5)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $800, add $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,499 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,499 max.

$24.00

 

Priority Mail Express
International (220) Price Group 15

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Priority Mail Express International  Flat Rate Envelopes and Flat Rate Boxes

Size Limits (221.52)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

Insurance (222.8)

Available for Priority Mail Express International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$200

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

500

$2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

Customs Forms Required (123)

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence and business papers.

PS Form 2976. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise, merchandise samples without commercial value, documents, computer data, and all articles subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope). Include an invoice with all commercial shipments.

Note: For mailers completing PS Form 2976-B or an online combined shipping label and customs form that electronically transmits customs-related data, no additional customs form is required (see 222.5).

Note:  

Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Priority Mail Express International shipments to Brazil.

Reciprocal Service Name: Serca

Country Code: BR

Areas Served: All

 

 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 15

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

Insurance (232.92)

Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.45

 

 

100

3.60

Add $1.15 for each additional $100 or fraction of insurance coverage.

200

4.75

300

5.90

400

7.05

 

 

500

8.20

$2,915 max.

$36.95

 

Customs Forms Required (123)

Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976

Priority Mail International parcels:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 3.5 ozs. for letters and postcards;

4 lbs. for large envelopes (flats)

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 4 lbs.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

Free Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

Customs Form Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items, First-Class Package International Service items, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, and Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Individual article (PS Form 3817).

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page).

Bulk Quantities Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606.

 

Registered Mail (330)

 

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price.

Maximum Indemnity: $45.59

Available only for First-Class Mail International, including postcards, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and Free Matter for the Blind.

 

Return Receipt (340)

 

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price.

Available for Registered Mail and insured Priority Mail International parcels only.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Envelopes up to 2 ounces.

Cards.