Limit of Purchases in Duty Free Shops Rises to US$1,000

Whoever exceeds the limit is subject to the payment of special taxation provided for by law.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new shopping limit for duty free shops started to be valid from Wednesday, January 1st. Now, those returning from trips abroad can buy at airports US$1,000 (R$4,000) in products or the equivalent in another currency.

The previous limit was US$500. An ordinance, published by the Ministry of Economy in October, determined that the measure would be valid from 2020. Those who exceed the limit are subject to payment of the special taxation provided for by law.

Free shops or duty free shops are shops generally located in departure and arrival . . .

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