On Thursday (23), the international parcel redirection company Fishifast informed a customer that the Post Office had transformed its center in Curitiba exclusively for processing packages coming from China. However, the state-owned company sent a note to the Technoblog clarifying the information, stating that it is not true.
O Technoblog updated the content to clarify the published information that the Correios Center in Curitiba was exclusively for handling imports from China. The state-owned note was published below, in full.
The information was given by the company Fishisfast, a packet redirector from the United States, in a response to a customer.
In the words of the company:
Without any prior notification, Correios redirected orders originating in the USA that were supposed to be processed in Curitiba, to the processing line in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. This is a measurement by Correios & Federal Revenue at the moment, regardless of our service. Only orders originating in China are being processed in Curitiba, given the volume (6 million orders per month). There is no prediction of normalization.
As a result, it is possible that taxation of objects will occur more frequently. The redirect firm points out that one of the causes is the holiday season:
This is due to the moment of “Fino comb” carried out by the Post Office/Federal Revenue at this time of year, high season (October to January). However, this year the Correios and the Federal Revenue are stricter. Not only in taxation, but also in the distribution of orders.
By all indications, the most affected shipment is ePacket, probably because it is the most popular with stores and customers. In any case, this change may affect purchases from other countries, as they may take longer to arrive or even increase the chances of being taxed.
Correios deny statement about the center of Curitiba
After the article was published, the Correios press office contacted the Technoblog to clarify the information. According to the official note, there was no change in the order processing locations. Furthermore, all packages coming from other countries are being processed regularly throughout Brazil.
See the note in full:
Regarding the article “Centro dos Correios in Curitiba becomes exclusive for packages from China” published by APK Games.net, on Tuesday (23), the Correios clarified that the information disclosed is untrue. The company’s three international centers – Curitiba/PR, Rio de Janeiro/RJ and São Paulo/SP – receive loads from any and all countries, with no specialization or distinction.
We also clarify that Correios does not have the legal attribution to act in the customs inspection of international postal shipments. This competence belongs to the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil and the consenting bodies, in the cases provided for by law. Examples of consenting bodies are the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). .
It is also not up to Correios to provide prior notification to those involved about inspection operations by Brazilian customs or other consenting parties.
It is also worth clarifying that any and all goods resulting from a commercial transaction are subject to taxation, as explained on the Federal Revenue of Brazil website. https://www.gov.br/receitafederal/pt-br/assuntos/aduana-e-comercio-exterior/manuais/remessas-postal-e-expressa/topicos/Questions_and_Answers#P5.1🇧🇷
At the Correios Portal, international purchase consumers have access to the e-book “Compras Online no Exterior”, with clarifications and guidance on the import process.
Finally, we inform you that deliveries of international orders are taking place regularly throughout the country, in accordance with Brazilian customs requirements.
How does taxation by the Federal Revenue work?
Many people who want to start shopping for imported products are apprehensive before closing a deal. The rate is scary, but it doesn’t always happen. Usually, the so-called “Product Import Tax” arises as soon as the package arrives at the distribution center.
In addition, it is important to note that loads over US$ 50 are normally subject to taxation. If the purchase price is declared below this by the sender, chances are good that it will reach the destination without extra charges.
It is worth pointing out that the total of this tax (the rate) is 60% of the total purchase value. That is, it will never exceed that percentage, no matter how much the person spent.
Apart from this amount, there are other customs duties, but only for legal entities. Some examples are the ICMS (Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services) and the Import PIS (Contribution to the Social Integration and Asset Formation Programs of Public Servants).
Finally, before closing your first international purchase, don’t forget to make the Postal ID🇧🇷 This registration is necessary to pay taxes and receive your order at home.
With information: Cloud Shop🇧🇷