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Economic document

Service for international shipping of documents with low priority forwarding and delivery treatment. It is understood as any correspondence, message, text, information of personal or juridical nature without intrinsic commercial value, recorded in paper or magnetic, electromagnetic or optical means, except for computer programs (software). Examples: letters, magazines, newspapers, books. CD, cassette tape, video tape, DVD, besides other media used for communication are also considered documents, provided they are not characterized as commercial shipping.

Who can use: Natural persons (payment in cash) and juridical persons (payment in cash or to be invoiced). 


Delivery location: In residence or in postal unit, depending on the country of destination.  

Delivery terms: Vary according to the country of destination. Between 15 and 30 business days for major cities.

Why use this service?

- Reduced tariff; - Free automatic insurance when posted under registration; - Distribution network in over 200 countries.

Cash: In all Correios post offices.

To be invoiced (juridical person): Contracts can be made in each state commercial managements.

Prices Check prices here.

How to pay

At Correios post offices

  • Cash;
  • Credit card;
  • Debit card;
  • Checks from the same city and by the interested person, order check to ECT or to Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (Brazilian Post and Telegraph Company).  Learn conditions for check payment.
    • To be invoiced: Monthly invoice only for juridical person upon contract to be signed in each state commercial managements.   

Storage tax:

Upon devolution: The sender will be charged in case of Economic Document with weight above 500 g. Check storage tax value

 This tax will only be charged upon devolution to sender and after the 8th day of guard. In case exemption term expires in a non-business day, it will be delayed to the following business day.  


Weight limit: 5 kg.

Dimensions: Envelope: - Minimum: 9 cm x 14 cm;
- Maximum: length shorter or equal to 60 cm.

Package, envelope and box: - Minimum: 9 cm x 14 cm; - Maximum: 90 cm (length + height + thickness); The largest dimension  (length or height or thickness  = 60 cm maximum).

Roll: - Minimum: 10 cm (length); Length plus two time diameter = 17 cm minimum. - Maximum: 90 cm (length). Length plus two times diameter = 104 cm maximum.

For documents posted in box it is recommended the completion of AWB postage form informing  that they are documents.
The completion of form, in this case, does not need to be full. Only “name”, “sender” and “documents”  fields are mandatory.

Packing: Every Economic Document shall be packed and closed by sender in pack that resists to content weight, shape and nature, as well as to transportation conditions. The pack may be acquired in Correios, in other suppliers or fabricated by the client himself, provided that it satisfies recommended conditions:  envelopes, boxes, packages and rolls made out of paper, plastic, polystyrene, wood or metal, wrapped in flat and resistant paper.

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