Many national companies are keen to start importing products, but are unaware of the care that is needed in this practice. Others stop entering this market because they are discouraged by the difficulties they encounter.
To warn about the obstacles and show that they can often be circumvented, we have prepared this post, with 4 of the challenges that can be encountered when importing products.
The price of the dollar has risen in recent months and this affects a lot those who import or are interested in importing, because these transactions end up becoming much more expensive. This has an impact on the prices of various products, both those that are imported directly and those that depend on inputs from other countries.
However, a well-managed logistics management, with well-organized stocks and purchases made in larger volumes at times when the value of foreign currencies falls, can somewhat mitigate the effects of this rise.
Brazil is an extensive country with several poorly maintained roads, which uses very little rail transport and with several ports in need of improvement. This makes it difficult both when it comes to exporting and when it comes to importing.
In addition, problems often occur at the ports when receiving and storing goods, which causes inconvenience and losses for companies selling to Brazil.
This type of problem is difficult to deal with, but with good knowledge of ports and transport and import processes, companies can make better decisions.
It is important to select well where they will import, who will be their partners, in addition to taking into account these infrastructure problems when stipulating deadlines and quantities.
In Brazil, it is common for goods to be barred for long periods, in addition to receiving very high port fees and taxes. This ends up making the products more expensive and becoming an obstacle to imports.
However, when it comes to importing, companies can look for opportunities to minimize these issues. There are incentives for certain segments that reduce or even exempt some taxes, in addition to treaties that Brazil has with several countries that allow reducing these costs. It is worth doing a survey to identify opportunities to import products with lower costs.
When it comes to importing, a lot of money is involved. This makes it important for companies to closely analyze the costs they have with this, in addition to planning their future expenditures, observing interest and exchange rates.
It is essential that these difficulties are not discouraged, but are seen as necessary care to increase their chances of success.