Customs revokes courier tariff increase
It now appears that the announced 100% tariff increase on US$200 courier purchases as of 15 November 2016 will not go into effect. The news was disclosed by the website Argentarium after confirming the information with the courier companies.
Last week courier companies had announced that the Customs Agency (DGA) was levying increases in the tariff charged per kilo on courier orders as of Tuesday, 15 November 2016 to 31 December 2016. The rate would have gradually increased by 300% in a year’s time. The measure would have affected imports via courier valued at less than US$200.
The Customs Agency reportedly had announced that the per-kilo rate as of 15 November 2016 would be US$0.50 up from US$0.25. As of January 2017, it was to increase to US$0.75 from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017, and then again to US$1.00 as of 1 July 2017.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
Nov 14, 2016
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