SMEs will be able to input up to US$3,000 annually through the door-to-door system

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The Federal Public Revenue Administration (AFIP) confirmed this Wednesday that it is expanding the amount per shipment to US$3,000 so that small and medium-sized businesses can import their inputs under the courier scheme, or better known like “door to door”. “gate”.

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Through General Resolution 5288/2022, signed by the head of AFIP, Carlos Castagneto, establishes that shipments can only be used 5 times per calendar year. “The decision is aimed at favoring the production of those goods inherent in the production sector concerned”explain the measure.

In the month of September, AFIP had reduced the maximum amount allowed to individuals from USD 3,000 to USD 1,000 they could spend when private goods entered the country through the same door-to-door scheme.

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The new parameters will enter into force next week, as stated in the AFIP resolution, which in its recitals establishes that it is a “support mechanism so that industrial SMEs can easily access the inputs necessary for production, with the consequent increase in competitiveness and job creation”.

The resolution establishes that the goods to be imported must be destined to operators registered in the “MiPyMES Business Register”, provided by the law n. 24,467. Furthermore, this registration must be accredited by the chambers of commerce of each sector at the Directorate General of Customs (DGA).

The extension of the usable amount and which seeks to stimulate the import of spare parts had been anticipated the day before by the director general of Customs, Guillermo Michel. “From tomorrow we are implementing a change to the courier scheme so that all SMEs that import a spare part for capital goods can do so through the courier scheme,” he explained.

Michel said that this kind of decision will benefit SMEs can be taken due to the attack on irregularities in imports and exports that seeks to strengthen reserves and that dollars are used for production.

“Irregularities in over-invoicing of imports and failure to clear foreign exchange from exports generate huge losses and we are combating them,” the official said.

For Michel, he explained that the irregularities in imports and exports “they aim to widen the exchange rate gap. We take measures to go in the opposite direction.”

“The intention is not to affect any production process,” explained the head of Customs at the end of the 3rd Industrial Congress.


Source: Clarin

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