The National Customs Service of Ecuador (Senae) prepares new tax labels for imported perfumes, shoes and clothing. This was told to Daily Expreso by Roberto Serrano, advisor of the General Director of the Customs Service.
The aim is that formal traders do not have unfair competition from those who do not pay the taxes on imports and therefore offer products at lower prices. Xavier Cardenas, director general of the Customs, in an interview published by this newspaper months ago already announced that the control currently done on whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka would be extended to imported perfumes. Serrano now lists two items and gives the issuance date of the measure.
It is estimated that tax labels for perfumes are released in the first quarter of 2016 and the second quarter for clothes and shoes. Serrano explained that the tax labels process for the four types of imported spirits took two years, because the customs service sought to have the latest technology available in the market for it.