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Brazil Strike Update

There has been an ongoing strike in Brazil since November 1, 2017. Tax Auditors of the Revenue Service (airport customs) in Brazil decided to start the strike due to non-compliance with an agreement regarding salary adjustments from the Ministry of Planning.
Strike in Brazil

The impact had not been felt in most airports until January when the strike intensified, resulting in delays in the release of export and import cargo. 

On Tuesday, February 20, after a meeting with Revenue Service Secretary, Tax Auditors decided to keep the strike going and intensify it at ports and airports. 

For detailed information about the current status at the major airports please see below:

Guarulhos (GRU), Viracopos (VCP), Curitiba (CWB)
- Petitions/Process to resolve discrepancies can take up to 2 weeks.
- Red Channels (cargo inspection) can take from 1 week up to 30 days.
- Green Channels (automatic customs clearance) no relevant delays.
- Export (receiving docs) : GRU airport needs pre-booking with 1-2 days anticipation. VCP 1 day for unloading on average.
- Bond Trucks (from/to other airports or bonded warehouses): GRU and VCP up to 1 week for release on red channel.

Porto Alegre (POA), Galeão (GIG), Salvador (SSA) and Fortaleza (FOR)
- Some small delay impact on customs clearance (import) only.
- Bond trucks 1 week for release on red channel.

Curitiba (CWB)
- Release of only 30% of export and import demand.

For more information please contact your local DACHSER representative.

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