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Argentina Revises Procedures for Courier and Postal Shipments

Argentina recently revised its procedures for courier and postal shipments. According to the Federal Public Revenue Administration (AFIP), the new courier regime has fewer requirements for users and a greater degree of flexibility for small exporters. For example, the responsibility to send confirmation to AFIP that a shipment has been delivered has shifted from the consignee to the provider of the courier service, which must do so within 24 hours. Users must have an electronic fiscal address with AFIP where they will receive an e-mail with the delivery notification and any relevant details thereof.

Moreover, the maximum annual value threshold for imports and exports processed under the simplified courier regime has been set at FOB US$3,000 per consignee, although this facility may only be used five times per calendar year/user. The shipments may weigh up to 50 kilogrammes and may not contain more than three units of the same kind with no commercial value. Shipments made under the postal regime are also subject to a maximum FOB US$3,000 threshold, provided they are strictly for personal use or consumption and are not presumed to have a commercial purpose due to their kind or quantity.

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