Capturing new customers and expanding business is part of the vision of every great entrepreneur. However, bureaucracy and lack of transparency, especially in export processes, affect the performance of those who want new horizons.
Despite being one of the world's largest producers, Brazil is in the 25th position of the largest exporters in the world, with only 1.2% share in sales. The data are from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) report.
According to the survey “Challenges to the Competitiveness of Brazilian Exports” by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), more than 80% of exporting companies claim to find obstacles to expand international sales.
This panorama represents a problem for a country that wants to become more competitive worldwide. Consequently, it affects the business and strategic positioning of companies that want to leverage sales.
Like any other transaction of a company, exports need to be properly regulated to avoid penalties and/or embargo of goods.
In addition to being able to export with Siscomex, the manufacturer needs to obtain all the necessary certifications required by the importer, as well as pass through the supervision of customs procedures.
In terms of transparency, Brazil is still far behind other countries, which compromises the performance of entrepreneurs. Because, in addition to having to resort to various bodies to obtain licenses, they are at the mercy of each of them's deadlines. And this situation, in turn, affects negotiations with customers and suppliers, mainly foreign.
The promises of improvement
In order to facilitate export processes, the government launched, in March, the New Export Process of the Single Foreign Trade Portal, which increases the current Siscomex. For the time being, the system is restricted to air transactions but, by the end of the year, the goal is to include exports by sea, river, road and rail.
In a note, the government states that the initiative will offer simplification of processes and procedures for external sales of domestic goods. And, according to the government, when implemented, the New Single Portal will reduce the average export time from 13 to 8 days. This measure aims to reach about five million annual export operations involving more than 25.5 thousand companies.
The Benefits of Technology
Among the processes that have received improvement, due to the news announced by the government, is Exporta Fácin. It is a postal export service that will serve mainly micro and small businesses.
Now, these entrepreneurs now have access to the Single Export Declaration (DUE), a document that aims to automate the export process, as well as reduce the deadlines for the shipping processes of goods.
Through process automation and integration, the entrepreneur gets more agility in transactions. After all, time is of paramount importance in business nowadays, especially when maintaining trade relations with foreign traders.
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