What is PIS/PASEP and COFINS in Imports?

PIS/PASEP (Social Integration Program/Public Servants’ Equity Formation Program) and COFINS (Contribution for Social Security Financing) are Federal Social Contributions, thus instituted by Law 10.865, of April 30, 2004, whose menu is: “Provides on the Contribution for the Social Integration Programs and Training of Public Servants and the Contribution for the Financing of Social Security incident …

Imports from Uruguay to Brazil and its advantages

The advantages of importing and exporting products from Uruguay are many. The government, by law, has incentive programs for companies that settle in the country. These programs include large tax benefits, the option to import used machinery without import taxes, area concessions and even warehouses. Uruguay’s social security and labor costs are 26% over the …

5 tips to export better

Most entrepreneurs think that the international market is only for big companies. This is not true. Even if exporting can’t be a simple task, it doesn’t get to be the monster imagined by many. Besides the bureaucratic question, what makes the foreign market a scary activity for some entrepreneurs, is the same that makes it …

Know the customs clearance stages.

The 21st century has been marked by analyses and expectations for optimal world-class economic integration. Meanwhile, the trade balance has been shaken daily due to Brazil’s insertion and positioning in foreign trade. One of the fundamental processes for this is customs clearance. According to Brazilian customs regulations, customs clearance is the legal procedure applied for …