Limit must go from US$ 500 to US$ 1 thousand. The change should take effect later this year.

The federal government announced that it intends to double the limit on purchases at duty-free stores inside Brazilian airports. The maximum limit for purchases is currently US$500.00 for each passenger, but will be increased to US$ 1 thousand. according to G1, the measure will come into force in 2019.

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President Jair Bolsonaro said on a social network that the government will double the limit for purchases made by Brazilians at duty-free shops. Despite the announcement,It has not yet been announced when the measures will start and whether there will be an increase in other land border duty free shops as well.

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On his Twitter, the president also informed that the quota allowed for purchases in Paraguay will also change. “The government will increase from US$ 300 to US$ 500 the maximum amount per person crossing the border”.

The value of US$ 500 in free shop was defined in 1991, and since then the demand to increase the value has been growing.

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