The importer should know that the importation of goods are subject to administrative filings with customs and documentation requirements.  Goods imported will likely be subject to duties, fees and taxes by legislations or regulations. It is therefore important to have a detailed plan including  vendor/supplier operating procedures, transaction records and logistical process completed before applying for the permits to import or export to reduce unforeseen delays and expenses

It is a unified nomenclature based on a harmonized system used between the four member countries of Mercosur who joined in a treaty (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay). It is used in the identification and classification of the goods. Framing your code, the collection of domestic taxes and foreign trade, the import and export transactions, in international trade agreements and tracking for statistical purposes.

The Harmonized System of “Commodity Description and Coding” is a naming six (6) digit multiple use code based on a number of positions subdivided into four (4) digits. These are separated as numerical codes, notes section, chapter and subheading and general rules for interpretation of the HS . Its use will be based on the classification adopted in the country, namely in Brazil and Mercosur was created NCM .

Export helps to balance and avoid instability. By choosing to sell their products in foreign markets, the entrepreneur reduces business risk as the expansion of the company is not entirely conditioned by the growth rate of their countries economy or changes in economic policy. In addition, balancing risks opens up the possibility of long-term planning, ensures greater safety in decision-making and ensures revenues in hard currency.

There are many benefits achieved by companies when they decide to export their products: increased productivity and competitiveness with sales to foreign markets; exchange of technology and know- how; increase the quality of its products and services to international acceptance; and contribution to the trade surplus.