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Last updated on December 5th, 2018

Accepts ATA Carnets only for Professional Equipment and Exhibitions and Fairs

Brazil officially started accepting ATA Carnets on June 28, 2016!

ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

National Confederation of Industry (CNI)
SBN Quadra 1, Bloco 2,
Ed Roberto Simonsen, 12º Andar
Tel: (55.61) 3317.9459

Embassy in the U.S.

Embassy of Brazil
3006 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
Tel: 202.238.2700
Fax: 202.238.2827

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Brazil Country Portal
Download the Brazil Country Guide

ATA Carnet Specifics

Brazil has officially announced the acceptance of ATA Carnets. This will officially allow all contracting parties to the ATA and/or the Istanbul Convention to enjoy ATA Carnet facilitation in Brazil. This change is also accompanied by an acceptance of hand-carried goods into the country.

We recommend that when entering Brazil with hand-carried shipments that you have a copy of amendment 1763 to Brazilian Customs Law 1639 with you.

In addition, USCIB requires a higher security amount of 60% of the value of the general list for all ATA Carnets going to Brazil. This amount will automatically calculate for you on the View Fee section (page 6) before you submit your application.

At this time, Brazil accepts ATA Carnets for professional equipment and exhibitions and fairs only.

All Customs offices in Brazil are entitled to handle ATA Carnets for the purposes of customs clearance during opening hours.

A list of customs offices and their hours of operation is available at:

Under the Conditions for Concession and Temporary Admission (Art. 16) of the Brazilian customs law (1639), the following must be available for customs clearance:

  1. Presentation of valid ATA carnet;
  2. Presentation of Power of attorney, if applicable;
  3. Presentation of passport or proof of identity:
    1. of the ATA Carnet holder or its nominated person in the authorized representatives, box b, on the Green Cover of the ATA Carnet; or
    2. of authorized person by its holder or by its representative via a power of attorney

We recommend that ATA Carnet holders or their authorized representatives should have available the Brazilian Customs Law 1639 with amendment 1763 (English version) that covers the ATA Carnet treatment in the event an officer is not fully versed in this procedure.

If you have any questions please contact your ATA Carnet Help Desk at 1.800.Carnets (1.800.227.6387).

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