What Is the Cost of Shipping a Car to Brazil?

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What Is the Cost of Shipping a Car to Brazil?

The cost of shipping consists of various fees, determined by a number of things. This makes it impossible to name an exact price for an auto transport to Brazil. Fortunately, most international transport companies give an estimate to an individual within minutes. This is close to the total cost if the correct information’s provided.

Not only must you consider the cost of the shipping services purchased, but you must remember to pay the duties for the car’s import into Brazil. You absolutely cannot get permission to have the vehicle imported until proof of paid duties is provided to Customs. While the Embassy of Brazil can provide you with the most current auto import information, the taxes associated with auto imports from the U.S. have remained rather steady for some time.


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Information in Regards to Auto Import Duties for Brazil.

  • Import Tax: 35% over CIF value.
  • Sales Tax (ICMS) varies by state.
  • Tax on Industrial Products (IPI).
  • 2% for 1.0 liter engine models.
  • 8% for higher power engine models.
  • 38% for imported cars.
  • Social Contribution Tax (Cofins): 7.6% of the final price.
  • Social Contribution Tax (PIS): 1.65%

Because Brazil only allows newer and classic vehicles to be imported into the country, taxes can become extremely high. Nevertheless, it is still more beneficial to buy shipping services through a reputable transporter. Buying a car in Brazil is extremely difficult, and public transit presents language and currency barriers.

Costs Related to the Shipping Method Chosen for Your Car.

The way you choose to have your car delivered is perhaps the highest of all the expenses associated with the overseas shipping process. RO/RO shipping methods are much less expensive and average around $2,000. Container shipping methods are usually $5,000 or more, but provide you with enough space to have other belongings shipped over at the same time.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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