Imports are an inherent part of international trade in food and agricultural products, contributing to the diversification of domestic markets, and supplying the inputs and raw materials necessary for production in Brazil.

 At each step of the import process there are a set of measures that should be taken, covering aspects that go beyond tariff and customs issues.

 Within this context, the Secretariat of Animal and Plant Health (SDA) executes government actions relating to the official controls in the areas of plant and animal health, and the quality and identification of agricultural inputs and animal and plant products that are brought into Brazil anywhere in its territory. These actions are critical for mitigating the risk of pests, pathogens and diseases being introduced into Brazil, thereby protecting crops, herds and biodiversity.

If you are already familiar with the initial procedures for importing and would like to obtain specific information on the importation of agricultural inputs and products (with or without commercial purposes), click on the topic below: