Last Friday, it was reported that the imports through the 4×4 will pay a fee of $ 42 and the buyer will have an annual quota of USD 1200. Drugs and book purchases would only be outside this measure.
The Ultrabox courier already notified its customers to empty their lockers, because is yet unknown when the new resolution will take effect.
“We have given customers the benefit of accumulating packets from different stores and make one to improve the shipping price. But now we are asking, by telephone, to evacuate all their boxes”, said Ximena Cevallos, Ultrabox representative in the country.
Javier Diaz, from Aite, indicated that 60% of total imports in this way correspond to clothing. Diaz has said that there are quality clothes in the country and the government, creator of the standard, should regulate this system because of the abuses that have occurred. Something that serves to personal use has been used for commercial purposes, he said.
For Ximena Cevallos, from Ultrabox, to modifythe this norm is not the solution. “In the customs office declarations are made with the customer identification number. Therefore, the government knows exactly how many times the client has imported and what was purchased. The statements are in complete detail, for example, eight pieces of clothing, a pair of shoes, a tablet. They know what is brought, by whom and how often”, she said.