PseudaSmart wrote:I have been working on doing this for the last three years and seven trips to southern Brazil. That aside I will give you the short bullet points. I have yet to succeed.
1. You need to get a US import/export permit. (took me 10 months the first time)
2. You need to hook up with a Brazilian exporter or someone who handles 'crazy American fishing expeditions' as they call them in Brazil. Exporters typically have large min orders to process export papers.
3. If you collect the fish yourself (a permit is needed?) or buy them in Brazil, you can take them on some carriers as checked baggage others have to go as freight.
4. You have to land in a 'Port of Entry', there are not as many due to budget cuts, with ADVANCE notice so they can have Fish and Game there. There is a minimum $100 process charge.
5. You then have to recheck the boxes if you have a connecting flight.
That is the nuts and bolts of the task. There are a lot of importers in Florida can you hookup with one?
It is a lot of work for a nubie. My last 2 trips were during the off season and the one before that the Brazilian F&W were on strike. Thru my Brazilian friends I was able to talk with exporters but there were too many obstacles at the time.
Maybe next trip.
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