West of England issues note on cargo clearance and delivery in Brazil

West of England P&I Club’s representatives in Santos Proinde have provided a guide to cargo clearance and delivery in Brazil. Proinde noted that “the peculiarities of the Brazilian cargo delivery system in contrast with other countries bring about numerous queries from carriers trading in the country on the responsibility for cargo reporting procedures, delivery and determination of liabilities for cargo loss or damage.”

Unlike most jurisdictions worldwide, where the carrier delivers the cargo in exchange for the original bill of lading or a delivery note, in Brazil the carrier discharges import cargo into Customs‐bonded facilities that take over the duty to safekeep the cargo and hand it over to the consignee on completion of the clearance formalities and upon authority from the Customs. http://www.westpandi.com/globalassets/news/proinde-cargo-clearance-and-delivery-in-brazil—practical-guidance-updated-06-05-201786.pdf