The Government of Brazil is moving to end the exemption on importing international parcels. In this way, products that cost up to US$ 50 (close to R$ 250 in a direct conversion) will no longer have privileges to avoid taxes. Companies like Shopee, Shein and AliExpress are the main targets of the IRS.
Who confirmed the information was Robinson Barreirinhas, special secretary of the Federal Revenue, for the UOL It is The globe. As a result, products intended for individuals with a value of less than US$ 50 will no longer “pass directly” through customs, which will result in fees being charged.
An electronic system with complete and advance import declarations must be used to ensure that the due amounts are paid by the companies. The identity document of the seller and buyer must be part of the data. If the authorities find inconsistencies in the information, they can apply different fines.
The aim is to prevent fraud. In a note from the Federal Revenue for the UOL:
There will no longer be a distinction in the treatment of remittances by legal entities and individuals (today remittances by individuals of goods with relevant value are absolutely inexpressive). This distinction is only serving for widespread fraud in shipments.
Chinese giants like Shein, AliExpress and Shopee are extremely popular with Brazilians. Many of its products are sold in this price range, which can end up hindering shipments to our country with the end of the exemption. None of them commented on the matter.
Measure is good news for national stores
This measure is part of a package by the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, which aims to increase revenue from imports. The Government should accumulate between 7 and 8 billion reais with the change.
As a result, all international parcels would be taxed at 60% of their value, regardless of size, weight or purpose.
Platforms like Havan, Renner and Magazine Luiza should benefit from the change, as it is not new that companies complain about unfair competition from Asian brands.
Some AliExpress stores, such as Machinist and Motherboard Store, had announced that they would suspend sales to Brazil due to customs retention problems. However, days later, they removed the notices and, for now, they are still sending them to our country.