The division of Nikon in Brazil has officially ended its activities in this country. After announcing the closing of all e-commerce operations last year, Nikon has now left the Brazilian market. The only option for the customers is now buying gear on the gray market.
According to the announcement on Nikon Brazil’s website, all the repairs will still be handled through the Nikon Group. If your gear is under warranty, you can get technical assistance and repair by filling in the form on Nikon Brazil’s website. Photographic gear and accessories that are out of warranty will have the technical assistance services handled by Nikon USA.
If you visit Nikon Brazil’s website, it only contains the announcement of closure, along with the customer service form.
After Nikon’s announcement of the termination of activities in Brazil, people commented that nobody buys gear from official source because of the high taxes. Tax on the electronics is around 60% for imported goods that cost over $50. This means that you have to pay more than double the price, plus wait very long to get your gear.
According to some comments, many people buy cameras in Paraguay and resell in Brazil, which turns out to be much cheaper. And many of them agree that Nikon leaving the Brazilian market won’t change much for photographers.