890 - 05/13 - Changes in Brazilian Custom’s Practices - Delivery without original Bills of Lading - Brazil
It appears that the carrier is still legally obliged to deliver to Customs, even without the original being surrendered: ie - a regulatory requirement is still in place. One measure of protection to be considered going forward would be to clause the Bill of Lading.This matter is presently being discussed within the International Group and legal advice concerning the effect of the change is awaited from Brazil.
A further update will be issued shortly.Source of Information:
UK P&I Local Correspondent (Brazil)
Representacoes Proinde Ltda