The name HMMWV (read Humvee) stands for High Mobility Multifunction Motor Vehicle. It is a military utility vehicle developed by AM General that offers a long life span, widely used in the United States and other countries and organizations.
In the United States Armed Forces there are at least 18 variants of the Humvee in service. It serves as a cargo/troop transport, artillery platform, ambulance (4-8 carried), shell transport, M-1097 Avenger surface-to-air missile platform, TOW missile, air support, among other functions.
And it was the Humvee that inspired the creation of the Hummer - also produced by AM General.
Recently, the Pinho Group was responsible for the mission to assist the importation of an old model of a Humvee to Brazil. A task that involved a lot of knowledge and strategy, since the shipment, until the delivery to the customer.
In this post, we'll explain how we imported a Humvee into Brazil.
But, before we begin, it is very important to point out that the importation of antique cars can only be performed by individuals, residents in Brazil, through the RADAR qualification in their CPF.
In addition, as it is a collector car, to obtain the import license, it is necessary that the importer is affiliated with a collectors club, duly approved by the Brazilian Federation of Antique Vehicles. Which was the case of our client.
After our client had made the qualification, we followed for the licensing of importation with IBAMA (for being automotive vehicle) and DECEX (because it is used material).
For consent with IBAMA, it was necessary to obtain the LCVM waiver from IBAMA.
For this, we register the importer (in this case the client), the engine and the vehicle in the COMPROT system of IBAMA.
After analysis by IBAMA and with the LCVM waiver, we register the LI and link the LCVM waiver to the LI.
Important: this import licensing application was also made through the COMPROT system.
After the import license was granted, the next step for importing the Humvee into Brazil was to obtain the CAT (Certificate of Suitability for Transit) from DENATRAN.
This is a fundamental document for the success of any antique vehicle importation, because it was based on it that DETRAN carried out the registration in Brazil, after clearance.
This is a bureaucratic process and requires specialized consulting. If you are interested, please contact us so that we can work together to obtain the CAT.
After the confirmation of obtaining the CAT, we were able to proceed with the shipment of the Humvee - which was localized in the United States.
After the confirmation of the arrival, we made the registration of the Import Declaration normally and followed with the clearance.
During the clearance process, is the time when the tax auditor responsible for the process makes the registration of the BIN (car chassis and engine), complementing the CAT registration in Denatran.
After clearance, our client was able to remove the car from the bonded warehouse and register it with his trusted forwarding agent.