Currently, shipments managed by private international parcel services, commonly called couriers, have an established limit for the cost of products of USD 1,000 each time. And up to five are allowed a year.
The modification that Javier Milei’s administration is analyzing proposes raising the limit of each shipment to US$3,000. In this way, the total annual maximum can reach up to $5,000.
Until now, courier shipments from abroad are limited to products whose value does not exceed US$1,000. This leaves numerous technological products within the regime but excludes the iPhone smartphones from the highest ranges, which have higher values.
A similar situation occurs if you look for Apple’s top-of-the-range, the 1 TB iPhone 15 Pro Max. This is a device that costs u$s 1,599 in the US
In this way, the new import scheme would open the door to bringing in products such as phones from abroad iPhones and iMac computers whose cost exceeds US$1,000.
This can raise the cost significantly and make it much more convenient to bring the product in person, at least for frequent travellers. It must be remembered that Argentines entering the country can bring a new cell phone and a notebook (or tablet) without paying tariffs.
Purchases abroad: what is the regime for couriers
This regime is aimed “at any interested person” and allows purchasing abroad based on the following criteria: Purchase of merchandise for personal and non-commercial use.
- Purchase of merchandise for personal and non-commercial use.
- Up to 3 identical units of the same species.
- Shipments of up to 50 kilos in weight.
- Operations that do not exceed US$1,000 in final amount (increasing the limit to US$3,000 is being evaluated).