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  • Savixx becomes the first trading company to acquire the eureciclo Seal in Brazil

    In an increasingly populous world, where consumption is the focal point of human experience, talking about environmental compensation practices is extremely important. The eureciclo seal appears to guarantee that Brazilian companies follow current environmental legislation and that their customers know what they are doing for the environment. In the trading companies segment, Savixx was a pioneer in achieving this merit and received the seal for its sustainable packaging recycling actions. The company invests so that at least 22% of all material used is restored – an amount stipulated by the National Solid Waste Policy in Brazil. Trading companies are companies that operate in international trade, ensuring that the import and export process is done in the most agile and less bureaucratic way. As it is a segment that works directly with logistics, many packages are involved throughout the process, which is why Savixx works to ensure that they are better used and that the process is as little harmful as possible to nature. What is the eureciclo stamp? eureciclo (from the brazilian portuguese "I recycle") is an ESG reference focused on releasing recycling credits and reverse logistics, seeking to certify that companies use sustainable packaging. The eureciclo seal is recognition via certification that a company is within expectations and fulfilling its obligations in relation to reverse logistics. eureciclo also bridges the gap between consumer goods brands and recyclers. Innovation and sustainability To become the first Brazilian trading company to acquire the eureciclo seal, Savixx joined forces with the institution to generate positive impacts for workers in the sector, through the recycling of materials and awareness of both its customers and the professionals involved. This is not the only certification the company has. They also received a Zero Carbon seal, which guarantees the commitment to neutralize the emission of gases responsible for global warming. “We know that there is a lot of work ahead of us, but we are committed to thinking about the world and the future we want to preserve”, says Guilherme Picard, CEO of the company.

  • Brazilian Agribusiness Foreign Trade Report

    source: cna In June 2023, Brazilian agribusiness exports reached US$ 15.3 billion. Among the main products, raw cane sugar showed the highest growth rate (+46.1%), compared to June 2022. Among the main destinations, the increase in sales to Argentina (+237, 0%) and for Indonesia (+83.7%), compared to the same period last year. Download the full report here.

  • Everything you need to know about tax mistakes: How to avoid tax problems in Brazil

    Foreign trade has become an attraction for Brazilian businessmen who wish to import raw materials or even sell their goods abroad. Despite the opportunity, there are also some challenges. The Brazilian tax system has several rules for those who wish to operate in international trade. There are several documents that need to be issued so that the product is not stuck at customs. Tax classification is one of the most important moments of the operation, as it is when the cargo undergoes a rigorous assessment by the Federal Revenue Service that can impact fees and even fines if tax errors are found. Incomplete information, expired documents and omissions are usually the biggest problems identified as tax errors that cause the importer to suffer penalties. Documents required for importing products One of the biggest difficulties that usually leads to tax error is omitting an import document. With that in mind, we have listed wich are they, so you can put together a checklist: ● Certificate of Origin (CO); ● Cargo packing; ● Proforma Invoice or Proforma Invoice; ● Commercial Invoice; ● Bill of lading; ● License to import (LI); ● Import Declaration (DI). It is worth remembering that, depending on the sector in which your company operates, there may be additional documents. Most common tax errors when importing products Generic categorization: One of the most common mistakes is to classify the product in a wrong and generic way without considering the NCM. In these cases, the importing company may end up paying fines. Loss of documents: Many companies do not digitize the collection of documents and end up losing tax information that may be required by the Federal Revenue in the future. Not paying taxes: The wrong calculation of the taxes to be paid (ICMS, Cofins, Import PIS, etc.) can make the Revenue understand the act as evasion - in these cases, the penalty is severe and generates considerable financial losses. Incorrect product values: An illegal practice in imports is the under-invoicing that happens when the importer registers the DI based on a commercial invoice that does not reflect the actual price paid, with the aim of collecting less taxes on the nationalization of the goods. How to avoid financial and tax problems when doing foreign trade? Incorrect taxation can cause serious problems for companies, but there are ways to avoid it. It is important to be up to date on fiscal and tax legislation, rely on professionals specialized in accounting and taxation, and invest in financial management technologies to ensure correct taxation and avoid fiscal and financial problems. By taking these steps, companies can focus on their long-term growth and success. For those who want to make the process more agile, reliable and fluid, a trading company is the best alternative. Savixx is one of the largest and most traditional international trade companies in Brazil, and can help businesses from different segments and sizes to import and export products with maximum reliability and security. Get in touch right now and learn more!

  • Agribusiness Foreign Trade Bulletin

    fonte: CNA Brasil In May 2023, Brazilian agribusiness exports reached US$ 16.6 billion. Among the main products, soybeans in grain showed the highest growth rate (+14.6%), compared to April 2022. Among the main destinations, the increase in sales to Argentina (+175.6%) stands out %) and for South Korea (+74.1%), compared to the same period last year. Download the report by clicking here.

  • STUDY: Brazilian government launches unprecedented 'X-ray' to expand Brazilian export base

    source: Paraná Cooperativo Since this Monday (260/6) the public can already have access to an unprecedented study carried out by the Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex) of the Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services (MDIC) that made an X-ray of Brazilian foreign trade. The objective of the study "Profile of Brazilian Exporting Firms - A Panorama" was to map the challenges to be faced in the work of promoting foreign trade by companies in our country, in order to advance Brazil's competitiveness agenda. Information for public and private agents - The study presents a comprehensive picture of companies that export in Brazil, detailing where they are located, which are their preferred destination markets, and how they differ from other companies that do not export. The work also identifies how these firms enter and remain in international trade. Challenge - Information that will help the reader to better understand the challenge imposed on companies seeking international insertion. The survey serves as a subsidy for public and private agents responsible for designing business policies and strategies aimed at inducing the internationalization of Brazilian companies. Identification - In the evaluation of the Foreign Trade secretary at the MDIC, Tatiana Prazeres, the diagnosis identifies challenges to be faced so that more companies export. According to Tatiana, the tax reform, for example, could make a huge contribution, not only for making national production more competitive, but also for the country to stop exporting taxes, which, unfortunately, is still a reality. Growing demand - According to Secex's Director of Planning and Commercial Intelligence, Herlon Brandão, there is a growing demand for knowing the profile of international trade by company characteristics. “Still few countries have initiatives to produce this data and Brazil is one of the first to make this information available”, he said. In addition to this study, this year Secex released statistics on Exports and Imports by Corporate Tax Size. “The ability to produce this information made Brazil join the group of specialists from the United Nations that is building an international manual with recommendations for the systematic production of trade data by characteristics of companies, says the director. Importance of regional integration and large markets - The survey identified that only 1% of Brazilian companies sell abroad. In absolute numbers, there are approximately 25 thousand firms that have already conquered their place in the foreign market. At the same time, they account for about 15% of formal jobs in the country. Latin America - "Our attention was drawn to the fact that the vast majority (61%) of these companies do business in Latin America, which reinforces the importance of regional integration", says the secretary. According to her, in addition to the advantages of geographic and cultural proximity, Brazilian products find lower tariffs in the region, as a result of trade agreements. Average tariffs - In fact, according to Secex's unprecedented diagnosis, the average tariffs imposed by Brazil's trading partners figure as a relevant factor for exporting companies to define the destination of their goods. Market size - On the other hand, the study identifies that the size of the consumer market becomes, more and more, an important element in defining the target country of exporting companies. From 2018 to 2020, the number of companies exporting to China increased by 24%. For the US, growth was 21%. For the European Union, 16%. On the other hand, the number of firms exporting to Mercosur grew by only 2%. Salaries up to 124% higher - The study also found that exporting companies, on average, pay higher wages, hire more and employ a higher proportion of workers with higher education compared to non-exporting companies. The wage premium paid by exporting companies in relation to non-exporting ones varies from 36% to 124%, depending on the company's sector of activity. 65% chance of continuing exporting after the first year - Among the firms that manage to sell to other countries, the chance of continuing exporting after the first year of foreign sales is approximately 65%. The study also revealed that most companies export sporadically. Periods of uninterrupted exports have a median duration of 3 years. Keeping companies in the foreign market is an important challenge. Regional concentration - The Secex study shows that companies operating in foreign trade are concentrated in specific regions of Brazil. 54% of Brazilian firms that sold abroad in 2020 were located in the states of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. The study also found that the percentage of firms that exported to Mercosur countries was almost 2.5 times higher in the South and Southeast regions than in the North, Northeast and Midwest regions. It was also found that exporters located in the North, Northeast and Midwest regions have a larger scale (size) on average, with 30% more employees than exporting firms established in the South and Southeast. Vector of economic development - According to Secex, understanding the dynamics of exporting firms is essential for us to encourage our participation in foreign trade. The insertion of a country's companies in international trade is traditionally seen as an important vector of economic development. Companies that access international markets are positively impacted in their growth, demand more qualified labor and need to continuously increase their productivity to remain competitive. Competition - Despite these beneficial effects, competing in foreign markets is not considered an easy task. Companies that want to follow this path need to face, in addition to competition at a global level, the most diverse types of tariff and regulatory obstacles imposed by foreign governments to accept that imported products are sold in their territory. Difficulties - Therefore, these difficulties mean that only a portion of companies with export potential effectively participate in international trade, despite the potential benefits they could acquire by doing so. Precisely for this reason, it is necessary to study the characteristics of exporting companies and, above all, understand how the dynamics of export work and the main difficulties faced in the export process. Opportunities to expand Brazil's export base - To make more companies benefit from the foreign market, Secex has among its priorities the facilitation of trade, the promotion of an export culture and trade promotion, with a focus on MSMEs. In addition, Secex also works to open markets for Brazilian products, both through the negotiation of new trade agreements and the deepening of existing ones, and by overcoming barriers that affect Brazilian exports. Furthermore, the federal government is working to complete the Single Foreign Trade Portal by 2026, improving processes, integrating systems and reducing bureaucracy, costs and deadlines for foreign trade operators. “Expanding the export base will generate concrete gains for Brazil”, highlighted Tatiana Prazeres. (Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services)

  • 5 tips to import machines in a less bureaucratic and cheaper way for your business

    Importing products to be able produce in Brazil is one of the strategies that many companies are betting on to make local manufacturing cheaper and save resources. According to data from Logcomex, the import of industrial machinery moved more than US$ 1.6 billion in 2021. China is the world's main trading partner, and represents almost half of all imports. Whether for new or used machines (which, in this case, still need the approval of the Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade Operations - SUEXT), importing these products helps to foster local industry and speed up production in factories. Some of the great advantages of importing machinery in Brazil are the possibility of lower acquisition costs and access to more advanced technologies. Regardless of whether you are starting in the business or are already in the import market and want to know more about how to import brazilian machinery and inputs for them, we have prepared 5 steps to do it in a less bureaucratic and more efficient way. Check below: 1- Correct documentation To import machines from Brazil, it is necessary to have Radar qualification. Registration on the Radar (Registration and Tracking of the Performance of Customs Interveners) is mandatory for any type of purchase abroad and must be requested from the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service. It is important to apply well in advance, as it can take around 10 days to be released. 2 - Avoid tax mistakes It is essential to classify the machine within the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) and it is worth remembering that the correct classification is essential to avoid delays, fines and restrictions. This step is extremely important, as classification errors can make the operation unfeasible. There are several taxes that may apply when importing a machine. This is because, generally, they are high-priced products, and the rate may include ICMS for the importer. To prevent these problems from creating delays or your product being held up at customs in Brazil, the best way to avoid this is by creating a checklist with all the necessary information so as not to let anything go unnoticed. 3 - Check information on the Siscomex Single Portal Some products need an Import License (LI) - a document that authorizes the import of certain products. Its approval may be pre- or post-shipment, and non-compliance with this requirement may lead to fines and further delays in release, or even be barred from a customs agency. The Single Siscomex Portal brings a list of which materials require an import license - this prior verification is necessary so as not to be taken by surprise when the purchase is already in Brazil. 4- Look for a reliable supplier One of the biggest problems that exist today in international trade is the presence of suppliers who try to circumvent the country's legislation or even do not pay attention to it. This can result in fines and even be configured as a tax crime. 5- Count on a Trading Company A competent Trading Company is the best way for companies that want to import quickly, cheaply and without bureaucracy. Savixx is a market reference and has more than 98% clearance of cargo with the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service. Reliability and integrity are our hallmarks to achieve maximum efficiency and profit for our customers. If you are looking to import products from outside Brazil, it will be a pleasure to help! Get in touch right now and we'll send you a personalized proposal.

  • Lengthy operations at brazilian customs facilities: causes and solutions

    The Brazilian tax system is one of the most complex in the world. When we talk about international trade, several bureaucracies need to be fulfilled so that the process is more agile in the customs areas. Bill of lading, packing list, commercial invoice, and many other documents are necessary to import products. In addition to having all these documents available, it is important that they are all up to date, as any mistake can delay the customs process. The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service is responsible for controlling everything that enters and leaves the country. Customs clearance takes around, at least, 8 days to clear orders coming from outside the country. When there are problems with documents or payment of taxes, it is common for the cargo to be stopped at customs until the due rectifications and payment of the fine are made. In purchases above U$ 500 (about R$ 2,470), the tax is charged at 60%. Above that, the percentage plus ICMS for each state is charged - in addition to other fees that can be added. What is customs clearance? Customs clearance is known as the release of goods through customs so that they can enter the country. Customs clearance registers the conclusion of the customs conference and it is through it that the delivery of the goods to the interested party is authorized, being the last act of the clearance procedure. “Paragraph 571 of the Brazilian Customs Regulation establishes that customs clearance on import is the act by which the conclusion of the customs conference is registered” In the import dispatch, the data declared by the exporter are verified. The documents are also checked and whether everything complies with the specific legislation for that product. According to information from the Federal Revenue, customs clearance requires time, as inspection of all stages must be carried out to ensure that the import process is in accordance with current regulations. A recent study by the Federal Revenue showed that the main reason for the delay in customs areas comes from the lack of knowledge of importers, who neglect or ignore certain bureaucracies. Each country has its own rules for foreign trade, and as the tax system in Brazil is quite complex, it is common for merchants to have difficulty selling products and going through customs right away. We know that operations in customs areas are crucial for international trade and it is important to seek solutions to reduce delays. By investing in personnel, equipment, technology and a good trading company, in addition to simplifying bureaucratic processes and standardizing procedures, it is possible to streamline these operations and ensure that trade continues to flow efficiently. Savixx is a reference company when it comes to international trade, obtaining more than 98% of the green channel in the release of cargo with the Federal Revenue Service. We invest in building a transparent relationship with all participants in the service chain, always acting in accordance with the rules governing Foreign Trade in Brazil and worldwide. To learn more about Savixx and how we can help your company grow even more, get in touch with someone from our team right now!

  • A little push from the brazilian government for solar energy

    source: o antagonista MCTI Ordinance eliminates taxes for equipment used in the production of generators; two weeks ago, the government extended credit to the sector. The federal government gave another push, this Tuesday (11), for the solar energy sector in Brazil. Inputs for the production of solar panels and photovoltaic generators now have a zero rate of IPI, Pis and Cofins for sale in the domestic market or import. The list is in an ordinance signed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Luciana Santos, and the Minister of Industry, Vice President Geraldo Alckmin. The benefit is based on a 2007 law that equates the benefits of solar energy generators to semiconductors, which have their own incentive program established by law. The measure is not the first of the government for the sector. Two weeks ago, by extending the benefits to semiconductors, the Executive had already guaranteed the same for solar energy. Until the end of next year, the company that spends on research and development of solar energy will be able to guarantee up to 262% of this value in credit for its production (this percentage decreases to 246% in 2025). This week, Brazil became the 8th largest generator of solar energy on the planet.

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