Brazil Customs Requirements - SisCarga NCM Announcement
To Our Valued Ro-Ro Customers:
Effective March 3, 2008, the Brazil government deployed a new manifest reporting system --SISCARGA. The SISCARGA
system was implemented to tighten controls over imports, exports, and cargo moving in-transit on any vessel
through Brazilian territory. Highlights of the requirements are:
- All cargo on board a vessel bound for any Brazilian Port must be submitted to the SISCARGA system. This
includes cargo moving in-transit through Brazil with destination to other countries (e.g. from the USA to
Argentina, where the vessel calls a Brazil port first).
- Changes to manifest (CTM) are allowed up to 72 hours prior to vessel arrival at the first Brazil port of
call. CTM’s requested within 72 hours prior to vessel arrival require prior approval and will be subject
to penalty for late reporting.
Your Shipping/Bill of Lading Instructions for all Import and In Transit (i.e. FROB or Tranship) cargo must
- Full address and contact of the consignee (and "notify party" if applicable)
- Gross weight in Kilograms of the cargo
- Total measurement in CBM of the cargo
- Make, Model, Year and VIN/Serial Number for all RoRo shipments
- CNPJ (tax ID number of the legal entity) or CPF (in case of an individual) of the
consignee, which must be a registered and active user in the customs system
- NCM (Nomenclatura Comum do Mercosul) of the cargo. Only the first four (4) of the eight (8)
digit NCM is required. If the shipment involves more than one (1) NCM number, all must be supplied.
Note the NCM number is based on the HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) code system used by the
United States and Canada.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service group at 1-866-233-6875 (option 1)