Internal Revenue Service delays import of electronics in Brazil

Deepak Gupta January 24, 2022
Updated 2022/01/24 at 4:47 PM

Approved in December by the National Union of Tax Auditors of the Federal Revenue (Sindifisco), the new Federal Revenue Standard Operation is delaying the import of electronic products in Brazil. The slower auditing operation is a protest by tax auditors in search of salary readjustments, regulation of bonuses and opening of public tender.

The Brazilian Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (Abinee), the body that represents the electronics sector in Brazil, released a survey highlighting the problems caused by the Federal Revenue’s Standard Audit Operation.

Abinee carried out a survey with 55 companies, between the 11th and 18th of January 2022. 35% of traders report being affected by the protest of the auditors of the Federal Revenue, with the delay in the release of loads being pointed out as the main obstacle faced.

Despite the difficulties, so far 58% of companies reported not having problems. However, if the situation continues indefinitely, the delay in imports should start to cause serious problems for companies, which will have to deal with lack of stock, in addition to long delivery times for the consumer. Another factor that can be pointed out is the increase in import prices, due to the slowness of the approval processes.

Auditors can also go on strike

The current protest of the tax auditors of the Federal Revenue, in search of salary readjustments, regulation of bonuses and public contest is an indication of dissatisfaction with the current working conditions of the category.

Even if the Standard Inspection Operation is happening slowly, if the demands are not met, we may be facing a possible complete stoppage of the Internal Revenue’s tax auditors. If this happens, the entire electronics sector in Brazil could be drastically affected, with huge delays, in addition to a significant increase in prices, making it difficult for consumers to purchase products.

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