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Brazilian Seaports

I understand Brazilian ports are notorious for fleecing travelers; customs clearance in Brazil is a lengthy and/or costly procedure – we’re talking weeks and thousands of dollars here. What about CDP or TIP are they accepted?
Looking to enter at Suape then spend one month along the BR230 Trans-Amazonian Highway exit by land border.
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Yes, Brazilian bureaucracy has a reputation for being very cumbersome.

A TIP is a "temporary import permit" that the authorities issue you for your vehicle, assuming they let you in, not something you give them to ease any process!

Most people who ship their vehicles to South America enter via Buenos Aires in Argentina or Valparaiso in Chile.
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