Courier companies propose alternatives to replace $ 42 tax
Representatives of private courier companies expect to arrange a meeting with officials of the Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex). They want to make proposals to replace the $ 42 tax collection for the parcels within the 4×4 system.
Among the approaches, Ximena Cevallos from Ultrabox, indicated: The no establishment of a fee of $ 42 for each package, but to put a percentage of the purchase, since most are small acquisitions.
“We think that the $ 42 should not be charged to the purchases, as they are small, these are things that customers buy slowly, but, perhaps, a 10% or 12% of what customers carry is ok and not a fixed rate of $ 42 regardless of the value of the shipping. It should be established a specific amount of shipping and a percentage on it, or to set the 2X2, these is up to 2 kilos and up to $ 200,” said Cevallos.