Learn about the new provisions relating to postal traffic and express shipments
Taking into account what has been established in Social Investment LawDiane reiterated the new provisions on postal transit and expedited shipments, which state that shipments of less than $200, entered under this method, do not cause VAT to be paid, as long as they come from the United States and are not in the case of merchandise for commercial purposes.
With regard to the payment of customs taxes, it should be borne in mind that all shipments must pay a fee of 10%, plus a value-added tax of 19%, if classified by the general subheading of the method.
Among the exceptions for paying taxes are shipments with a value of or less than 200 USD, for which tariff charges will not apply.
“Cargoes arriving in the national customs territory through the official mail network, urgent shipments entering the country under the postal mode of transportation, and urgent shipments, the value of which is FOB equal to or less than that of the United States$200, excluding delivery costs, will not be subject to payment of customs duties corresponding to the sub-items of the tariff specified for the goods or sub-items of the tariff 98.07.10.00 or 98.07.20.00 of the tariff. ‘, founded in Decree 1090 of 2020.
In addition, shipments of $200 or less, from countries with which Colombia has FTAs setting an exception to the collection of VAT, will not have to pay the tax. It currently applies only to the Free Trade Agreement with the United States.
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