UPU (Universal Postal Union) has informed that, as from 1st January 2020, all packets going to Brazil through postal service, must include the CPF (Brazilian Tax ID for individual citizens) in all parcels with a CN23. If the consignee is a company, the tax ID is called CNPJ.
According to the postal rule, the CN23 is only mandatory for EMS (Express Mail Service) and for those packets with a value over SDR 300 (equivalent to USD 414 approximately). However, Correios do Brasil informed that Brazil Customs will need the CPF of ALL postal packets, from 1st January 2020. The import of packages that do not meet this requirement will be rejected by Brazilian Customs.
Likewise, the European Union will launch a new VAT rule as from 2021 and tax ID will also be mandatory. Also in the USA, tax ID will be mandatory soon. For this reason, it is vitally important that online stores or e-commerce platforms obtain this information from their customers to avoid future incidents with their shipments.
© Rodrigo Peñas – Commercial and Operations Director
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