Tax-Free Online Shopping

While the health emergency lasts in El Salvador, online purchases made by individuals from U.S. companies, which do not exceed $200, will not pay taxes.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

In response to the outbreak of covid-19 in the country, the Law on Facilitation of Online Purchases was issued, which allows for the promotion and facilitation of the import of goods or merchandise of a non-commercial nature, i.e. for personal use, by Salvadorans through online purchases, according to a statement by the Assembly.

Please check our tool to know the tastes and preferences of online consumers.

Laprensagrafica.com reviews that "... The provision does not include prescription drugs and medical supplies for human and veterinary use, narcotics, precursors, chemicals and substances, pyrotechnics, weapons, ammunition, explosives and similar substances, hazardous substances, subject to permission from the Ministry of Environment or equipment emitting ionizing radiation, according to administrative provision 004-2020 of the General Directorate of Customs (DGA)."

See "New Commercial Reality: How to Reach Customers"

The article adds that "... the importation of masks, thermometers, laboratory tests, gloves, alcohol gel, disposable towels, and other personal care items used in the prevention of covid-19 will not be subject to non-tariff requirements and regulations."

In this scenario of change in consumer habits due to the new commercial reality, CentralAmericaData has information on the interests, preferences and characteristics of consumers in Central American countries. By combining sociodemographic variables with mining methods and macrodata analysis, we can identify consumer behavior patterns in any market.

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