The AFIP (Federal Administration of Public Revenues) strengthened controls for purchases abroad, starting today. The measure applies to purchases made through private mail services (courier).
This new control strategy organism seeks to avoid fraudulent maneuvers by importers, since the AFIP wants to “maintain the good practices of foreign trade and protect trade operators.”
In accordance with the provisions of the new regulations of the AFIPthe same recipient can buy up to US$3,000 dollars (including cost of merchandise, insurance and freight).
Besides, It is only allowed to buy up to 3 equal units of the same item and that does not exceed 50 kilos. The measure will govern for each flight. This in order to “prevent operators from dividing their orders on the same flight.”
The new regulations were published in the official bulletin of the General Directorate of Customs (DGA), an entity dependent on the AFIP, and were signed by the head of the agency, Mercedes Marcó del Pont.
This strategy seeks “avoid abuses in the use of this foreign trade tool”as well as “distortive conduct identified by the DGA with respect to certain importers that violated the spirit of the regime.”
This, given that “currently, the operations carried out through electronic platforms show constant growth and generate an increase in the number of shipments under the PSP/Courier Postal Services Regime.”
The AFIP modified the import request forms
The organismin addition, reported that modifications were established in the import application form that postal service companies must complete before carrying out each operation.
Said measure will apply to all “orders that enter the country through the PSP/Courier Postal Services and are for individuals or legal entities,” according to the entity.