Can I get it shipped to Brazil?


#1

That’s the question yo.


#2

Let’s tag @rob on this one. There are one or two other Soylent Staffers on here too … forgetting the names right now.


#3

Tagging @JulioMiles.


#4

Would be nice to know about importation taxes too…


#5

Up.
Any position on that?
Thanks.


#6

I have a bit of experience on this one, but my odyssey with the Brazilian bureaucracy is not yet finished. I was an original backer, but between the time of my backing, and the time of shipping, I had moved to Brazil. I then had to use a reshipping service (Reship.com) to get my original order into Brazil (cost $400 for 2 months). It arrived in country on the 4th August in Sao Paolo where it hit a shipment exception. I was asked to fill in a customs form. It got cleared and made it to Brasilia (where I live) on Aug 5th and hit another clearance day, and had to fill in another form. Then, for the next month (ongoing until today) I’ve had to fill in form after form. A declaration of final use, declaration of intended use, needed a Dr’s prescription, credit card statement as proof of payment and a few others. I’ve even had to send in the same forms multiple times. Today, I got hit with another request for a Dr’s statement, but with even more information than the previous one I already provided. So, it’s been 30 days, and I have no idea when or if I will get my Soylent. Will update this if it happens to make it through, but it looks as though they are doing everything they can to stop it.


#7

Wow. Is it anywhere near that hard to get other kinds of food shipped to Brazil?


#8

I suggest you read the Formal request for explanation regarding International order delay[tldr] thread.


#9

Ok, to update my experience: the Brazil authorities finally let my shipment through, but not without heavy taxation of the value of Soylent, the cost of shipping, and a fine. In short, it was not worth it, and I wont be able to get anymore Soylent until, I imagine, someone produces it here, as has recently been done in Europe.


#10

All I can say is wow. Maybe you can make your own and become the Brazilian Rob.


#11

NB: For next time…under intended use, put down that it’s used as a paste in hair removal…Brazilian waxing…I’d buy it…:slight_smile:


#12

If you start with production in Brazil - it would be nice if you list it on PowderedFoods.com in addition to Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, Swenen, Czech producers.

You location is great for shipping in Latin America.