As of January 1, 2022, Brazil no longer accepts ATA Carnets for the temporary importation of equipment or goods of any kind. The country became the 85th signatory of the international Carnet convention in 2016 when it began experimenting with the Carnet system for the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro that same year.
The ATA Carnet was accepted by Brazilian customs officials for about 5 years. That all came to an end in the beginning of this year when the country’s status as a signatory of the Carnet treaty elapsed. Brazil is now back to only accepting its own customs forms (known as the E-DBV) for the temporary importation of goods via air travel and is no longer accepting the internationally recognized Carnet.
Brazil Production Services has been helping its clients for years with the E-DBV form and is happy to assist anyone with questions about navigating Brazil customs amid the recent changes. For more information about how we can help you with the customs process of bringing equipment into the country, read this link or contact us directly.