Ecuador

October 7th, 2014 – Ecuador

In accordance with Resolution 023-02014 established by the Committee for International Commerce (COMEX) and Official Rule Nº 307 published on August 8th 2014, the 4×4 rule that allowed packages under 4 kilos or with a value less than US$ 400.00 to be exempt from duties has been modified.

Effective October 9th 2014 customs using this service will have to pay a duty of US$ 42.00 per package.

 

Peru

September 16, 2014 tt

In accordance with Resolution 023-02014 established by the Committee for International Commerce (COMEX) and Official Rule Nº 307 published on August 8th 2014, the 4×4 rule that allowed packages under 4 kilos or with a value less than US$ 400.00 to be exempt from duties has been modified.

Effective October 9th 2014 customs using this service will have to pay a duty of US$ 42.00 per package.

 

Brazil

June 1, 2014

In accordance with Resolution 023-02014 established by the Committee for International Commerce (COMEX) and Official Rule Nº 307 published on August 8th 2014, the 4×4 rule that allowed packages under 4 kilos or with a value less than US$ 400.00 to be exempt from duties has been modified.

Effective October 9th 2014 customs using this service will have to pay a duty of US$ 42.00 per package.

 

Argentina

November 18, 2013

In addition to the 35% tax on Internet purchases . On November 18, 2013 the Argentine Government , made the following changes in the process of managing these purchases :

  • The door to door service has been suspended
  • Shipments of Internet purchases are being referred to the General Cargo area in EZE. This means that purchases need formal commercial entry into the country.
  • This implies that the individual who made the purchase is classified as an importer.
  • All courier companies are required to prepare additional documentation in order to enter the package in the area of general cargo, this has a cost of USD 54.45, charged at the official rate of the day, in addition to a fee of 98 pesos.
  • With this documentation, the end customer has to appear in person at the customs area in EZE where he will need to show proof that he is a Registered Importer with the AFIP.
  • Depending on the product, Customs may request a Certificate of Origin, which must be prepared by the merchant from where the item was purchased. This is impossible to get to the shops in the USA.
  • Also, depending on the product, Customs may request the intervention of the Public Agency governing that category.