Xiaomi Represents 60 Percent of Cell Phones Targeted for Smuggling in Brazil

Brazil faces a "phenomenon" of low-price smartphones without an invoice, says a director of ABINEE. Consumers enticed by the lower prices are without assistance in case of technical difficulties. They can also be fined, according to current regulations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Xiaomi's cell phones represent more than half of the smuggled products of this type in Brazil: 60 percent of all smartphones brought in irregularly, according to the Brazilian Association of Electrical and Electronic Industry (ABINEE).

The organization's director, Luiz Cláudio Carneiro, explains to . . .

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