Postal Service in Brazil Starts to Charge R$15 for International Mail

Recipients awaiting items from overseas must access the Correios tracking system and make payment through a ticket boleto or credit card.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of Monday, August 27th, all international mail arriving in Brazil through the Correios (Post Office) will be subject to the collection of a R$15 postal fee, further complicating lives of foreigners in Brazil receiving items from abroad.

In recent years, a fee was only charged for items taxed by the Internal Revenue Service. "But with the increase in imports, the company needed to inject more resources into the operation to maintain the service standard," the Post Office said in a statement.

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